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Sauerbraten With Sour Cream Gravy

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Ingredients
  Beef pot roast/Top /bottom round /rump 5 Pound
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Peppercorns 1
  Bay leaves 3
  Whole cloves 3
  Vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 (as required)
  Salt pork 2 Ounce
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Gingersnaps 6 , broken
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Monosodium glutamate 2 Teaspoon
  Red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dairy sour cream 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Clean the meat and remove the sinus and fat off.
2) In a large bowl, place the beef.
3) In a saucepan, combine onions, peppercorn, bay leaves, cloves, vinegar and water, bring to a boil.
4) Boil the onion mixture and cool.
5) Pour the onion mixture on the meat.
6) Add enough additional water to cover the meat.
7) Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 36 to 48 hours, turning meat each morning and night.

MAKING
8) Remove the meat from the marinade and reserve the marinade.
9) Pierce the meat and insert the strips of salt pork.
10) In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and brown the meat on all sides.
11) Remove the meat and place in a pot.
12) In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil and brown the flour.
13) Add sugar, gingersnaps, salt and pepper, mono-sodium glutamate and 4 cups of marinade.
14) Simmer, stirring constantly for 5 to 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
15) Pour the flour mixture over the meat in pot.
16) Cover and simmer for 2 to 2 ½ hours or until tender.
17) Baste frequently while cooking.

FINALIZING
18) Add wine to the meat and cook for 30 minutes or until the meat is done.
19) Remove the meat from the pot and keep it warm.
20) Add the sour cream to the gravy just before serving.

SERVING
21) Slice the meat and place on serving plate, spoon the sauce on it.
22) Serve potato dumpling on side if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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