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Sauerbraten

Ingredients
  Beef rump/Bottom roast 3 Pound
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), cut in half
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 6
  Onion 1 Large, thinly sliced
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
For marinade
  Red wine vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Marinade 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sour cream/Plain yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Season meat rubbed with cut garlic surface using pepper and salt.
2. Take a large glass or ceramic dish, place the meat and sprinkle cloves, celery and onion.
3. In a saucepan, prepare a mixture of water, sugar and vinegar, keep on medium heat and bring to boil.
4. Pour on seasoned meat, allow to cool, cover and refrigerate for about 48 hours, turning once or twice in 24 hours for even marinating.
5. Drain the meat, strain the reserve and keep aside. Pat the drained meat to dry.

MAKING
6. Place a 3 quart heavy pan on medium to high heat, add butter and melt it. Add the meat and allow to turn evenly brown. Pour the reserved marinade on the meat, lower the heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 2 ¾ hours to turn meat to fork tender. Transfer to serving platter.
7. Keep aside 1 ¾ cup marinade for sauce preparation. Allow meat to stand for 10 minutes.
8. Take a saucepan, on low heat, melt brown sugar till it starts caramelizing. Slowly add marinade and water. Take off from heat and add sour cream. Adjust seasoning, if required.

SERVING
9. Transfer thinly slice meat to serving platter, drizzle some sauce over meat and serve, while passing rest of the sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Beef

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