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Slow Cooker Sauerbraten Recipe

Slow Cooker Sauerbraten Recipe

My family is of German Lutheran descent, and although we enjoy this traditional beef roast, I never liked the amount of time and fuss it takes to make it. This recipe is so good and oh-so-easy. It's great served with dumplings, spaetzle, veggies or a salad. —Norma English, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (14 ounces) ketchup
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mixed pickling spices
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast or rump roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

  • 1. Mix first six ingredients. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add water. Pour ketchup mixture over top. Add cookie crumbs. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  • 2. Remove roast from slow cooker; keep warm. Strain cooking juices; skim fat. Transfer 4 cups juices to a saucepan; bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 475 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.

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KristineChayes
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2018

"I've made this a few times since the recipe first appeared in 2009. It is very simple to prepare and the Sauerbraten is tender and well-seasoned. This is great with potato pancakes and sweet and sour red cabbage. This recipe is a keeper!"

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Valerie
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2017

"This was easy and so delicious, I had never made or had this dish. It was very easy and very good Sauerbraten , will make and share it with friends"

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swinny
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"It is delish!!!!"

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buttermilk maid
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Wow, sauerbraten, the easy way. So good and not the 2 day prep work. Made it just right."

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newtastediva
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Not what we were expecting. Maybe too much vinegar, just not sure. We won't make it again."

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tayer
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Nice variation on the original and pretty easy to put together. I think I used a bottom round roast - that's what was on sale - and it was fine."

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Bloopie
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Very good gravy favor with this recipe for a mock sauerbraten. Only thing is next time i would make half the sauce the recipe calls for. The roast was swimming in sauce and i had enough for another whole roast. Being of German background and making sauerbraten from scratch many times this is a easy substitution."

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