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German Sauerbraten Stew

Our kids typically don't care for cabbage, but they can't get enough of this dish. I often put this stew on the stove before doing chores so we can come inside to a hearty meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 quarts water
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-in slices
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cut green beans (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crushed gingersnaps (about 16 cookies)

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, brown pork in oil. Add the next 10 ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Stir in gingersnap crumbs; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until stew is thickened and pork is tender.

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  • Ottokirptnik
    Jan 23, 2014

    How and where is this Sauerbraten. Where did you sour anything? Sauerbraten is typically made with a tough cut of beef or in the Ruhr with horse meat and then soured in a wine vinegar and red wine brine for about 3 days! Using gingersnaps does not a Sauerbraten make!