Sauerbraten Stew

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 2 hours


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
"With this original recipe, I was one of 10 finalists at an Ohio Beef Council Beef Cook-Off," notes Margaret Ashcraft of Piqua, Ohio. "Serve this hearty sweet-and-sour spicy dish with parsley potatoes, German spaetzles or noodles."


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3/4 pound), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Hot cooked egg noodles


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, vinegar and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; cool. Sprinkle beef with salt, pepper and nutmeg; place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add onion, parsley, bay leaf and cooled marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup marinade. Discard bay leaf. Place the beef and reserved marinade in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Stir in raisins. Combine cornstarch and cream; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve over noodles.

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