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Classic Sauerbraten

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  Beef 4 Pound (Chuck / Rump / Rolled Roast)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 , sliced
  Bay leaves 3
  Whole black peppers 1 Teaspoon
  Cider vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening/Oil 2 Tablespoon
For sour cream gravy
  Liquid 1 Cup (16 tbs) (From Meat)
  Seedless raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Gingersnaps 6 , crumbled
  Thick sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Pre-heat oven at 300° C.

1. In a crock or large bowl, mix meat with salt.
2. Add onion, bay leaves and peppers.
3. In a pan, mix vinegar and water. Heat it.
4. Add sugar. Mix it well and continue heating till it dissolves.
5. Pour the above liquid over meat.
6. Cover it with a lid and refrigerate for 3 to 4 days. Turn around meat once each day.
7. Separate the meat from the liquid. Keep the liquid aside for basting.
8. With a paper towel, pat meat to remove liquid.
9. In covered roaster or Dutch oven, brown beef on all sides in hot shortening.
10. Pour 1 cup of the marinating liquid over it.
11. Cover with lid and cook in slow oven at 300° for 3 hours or until beef is tender. If required add more marinating liquid.
13. Remove beef and slice it for serving. Keep it hot while you prepare Sour Cream Gravy as gravy curdles if it stands.
14. For the gravy, strain liquid left from cooking beef and skim off fat.
15. In a skillet, melt sugar.
16. Pour strained liquid gradually.
17. Add raisins and gingersnaps. Mix it well. Cook until it becomes thick and smooth and keep stirring.
18. Pour sour cream and let it cook till the cream becomes hot.

19. Pour Sour Cream Gravy over meat. Serve Sauerbraten immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
200 Minutes
Ready In: 
205 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 619 Calories from Fat 335

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.5%

Saturated Fat 14.9 g74.7%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 155.6 mg51.9%

Sodium 652.6 mg27.2%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.6 g2.4%

Sugars 13.3 g

Protein 48 g95.6%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 3%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 27.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Classic Sauerbraten Recipe