German Sauerbraten

German Sauerbraten Recipe

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Sheila M

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@Gadiva

An orphaned recipe I adopted.

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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 lb
beef rump or siloin tip
1.5 c
vinegar
1 c
cola
3/4 c
water
3 medium
onions, sliced
2
stalks celery, sliced
10
whole black peppercorns
10
whole cloves
3
bay leaves
2 Tbsp
sugar
1.5 tsp
salt
1
flour
3 Tbsp
oil

GRAVY INGREDIENTS

3 c
drippings plus strained marinade
5 Tbsp
flour
5 Tbsp
ginger snap crumbs

How to Make German Sauerbraten

Step-by-Step

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

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About German Sauerbraten

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #german, #Sauerbraten