German Sauerbraten

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By Sheila M
from Casa Grande, AZ

An orphaned recipe I adopted.

method Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 lb
    beef rump or siloin tip
  • 5 Tbsp
    flour
  • 3 c
    drippings plus strained marinade
  • GRAVY INGREDIENTS
  • 3 Tbsp
    oil
  • 1
    flour
  • 1.5 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 10
    whole cloves
  • 10
    whole black peppercorns
  • 2
    stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 md
    onions, sliced
  • 3/4 c
    water
  • 1 c
    cola
  • 1.5 c
    vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp
    ginger snap crumbs
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How To Make

  • 1
    Two to three days before serving, wipe the meat with a damp cloth, then place in a large plastic bag.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, thoroughly combine vinegar, cola, water, onions, celery, carrots, pepper, cloves, bay leaves, sugar and salt; pour over meat.
  • 3
    Fasten bag tightly and lay flat in a 9\" X 13\" pan.
  • 4
    Refrigerate, turning bag each day.
  • 5
    (If you like sour sauerbraten, let marinate for 4 days.)
  • 6
    When ready to cook, remove meat (saving marinade) and dry well.
  • 7
    Rub the surface lightly with flour.
  • 8
    In a dutch oven, heat oil and slowly brown the meat well on all sides.
  • 9
    Add 1 cup of the marinade liquid plus some of the vegetables and bay leaves.
  • 10
    Cover tightly and simmer on surface heat or in a preheated 350 oven for 3 to 4 hours until the meat is fork tender.
  • 11
    If needed, add more marinade during the cooking time to keep at least 1/2 inch liquid in the dutch oven.
  • 12
    Remove the meat and keep warm until ready to slice.
  • 13
    Into a large measuring cup, strain the drippings.
  • 14
    Add several ice cubes and let stand for a few minutes until the fat separates out.
  • 15
    Remove the fat, then make the gravy.
  • 16
    TO MAKE THE GRAVY: In the dutch oven, combine the gravy ingredients, stir and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat until gravy has thickened.
  • 17
    Taste for seasonings and adjust if necessary.
  • 18
    This makes about 3 cups of gravy.
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