German Style Pot Roast

Robin Moede


I made this for my mom, when she came to visit. She loved it. I used a pasta instead of the dumplings, but it was just as good.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
4 Hr 30 Min


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4 lb
pot roast
3-4 Tbsp
1/8 tsp
1/8 tsp
black pepper
4 Tbsp
cloves garlic
1 large
onion, sliced
whole peppercorns
bay leaf
whole allspice
1 pkg
dry onion soup mix
1 Tbsp
grated horseradish
1 c
good rum or dry red wine
1 c
small whole carrots or large carrots, quartered


1 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 c
whole milk
1 large
egg, lightly beaten

How to Make German Style Pot Roast


  • 1Use this recipe for either regular meat, buffalo or venison.
  • 2Mash garlic and saute in butter.
  • 3Add salt & pepper to the flour. Dredge meat in flour.
  • 4Brown well on all sides in butter.
  • 5Lay meat on bed of sliced onion in large dutch oven.
  • 6Add the butter, spices, onion soup mix and seasonings.
  • 7Pour rum or wine over meat.
  • 8A good pot roast will supply most of its own juices, but pour the water over to make an ample supply of gravy.
  • 9Cover tightly and simmer 4+ hours (until the meat is tender), either in oven or on the stove top.
  • 10If carrots are wanted, add during last 1/2 hour of cooking.
  • 11Add dumplings last 12 minutes.
  • 12In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, thyme and salt.
  • 13In a measuring cup combine milk and egg. Mix well and add to flour mixture. Stir with a fork to make a lumpy dough (do not overmix - lumps are fine).
  • 14Drop dumpling mixture, by the heaping spoon full, over meat. Should make about 12 dumplings.
  • 15Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until tester inserted in center of dumpling comes out clean.
  • 16When roast is done, remove to a hot round platter and surround with dumplings and carrots.
  • 17Stir gravy until smooth.
  • 18Pour over roast.
  • 19If fresh dill is available, cut it over dish with lavish hand.
  • 20*If the gravy is too thin, make a roux with the leftover flour. Stir it into boiling gravy.
  • 21**You can also make this in a crock pot. Extend cooking time to 8 hrs. and cook the dumplings for about 25 minutes.

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About German Style Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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