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Sauerbraten Using Carrots And Onions

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Ingredients
  Onions 3 Medium, sliced
  Carrots 3 Medium, sliced
  Dry red wine 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Celery stalks 2 Large, sliced
  Peppercorns 6
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bottom round roast 5 Pound
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Salad oil/Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Gingersnaps crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Fine Crumbs)
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. In 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat two-thirds of onions, one-third of carrots, and next 6 ingredients to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover saucepan; simmer 10 minutes.
2. Pour into large bowl, cover, and cool. Add roast, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 days, turning the meat once each day.
3. About 4 hours before serving, remove meat and dry with paper towels; coat meat with flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Strain marinade, reserving liquid.
4. In 8-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat, in hot oil, cook meat until browned on all sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove meat; pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
5. In drippings over medium heat, cook rest of onions and carrots 3 minutes, stirring. Add meat. Pour in marinade; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer 3 1/2 hours, turning occasionally.
6. Remove meat to warm platter; keep warm. Spoon off and discard fat from gravy. Add gingersnap crumbs and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Over medium-high heat, stir until mixture thickens. With a wire whisk, blend in sour cream. Cook, stirring, until heated through (do not boil).
7. Spoon some of the sour-cream gravy over the meat and pass remaining gravy separately.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Beef
Servings: 
10

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