(Sauerbraten) German Pot Roast

Dawn Whitted


Here is a delicious twist on a classic German recipe my family loves. Sauerbraten a/k/a German Pot Roast. Served with a yummy side of parmesan zucchini mashed potatoes this makes for a really hearty warm up on a cold winter evening. And It's easy in the slow cooker too.


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20 Min
4 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 3-4 lb
    lean sirloin tip roast
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small
    cabbage head
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bottle
    beer, not lite (full flavoredis best)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    mushrooms, fresh **optional*
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar *add right before serving*
  • 2 Tbsp
    whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c
    water, cold

How to Make (Sauerbraten) German Pot Roast


  1. Preheat large skillet on stovetop over medium high heat. Add 2Tablespoons Olive or Canola oil then rub sirloin tip roast with dried herbs & Worcestershire sauce. Place in hot skillet and sear on both sides until browned 3-5 minutes per side.
  2. Cut cabbage into 1x1 inch square pieces and place into bottom of slow cooker along with sliced onions & mushrooms. Peel carrots cut into 1" pieces then add to veggie mixture.
  3. Place browned roast on top of veggies then add 1 bottle beer & water then spread both mustards onto roast & cover. low for 5 hours.
    To thicken gravy/sauce combine corn starch and water slowly pour into liquid prior to serving whisk well and cover to bring back to a boil. This should thicken nicely. Shake in 2-3 dashes of vinegar prior to service.
  4. Serve this roast cut into thin strips on a bed of the veggies and along side of my recipe for parmesan mashed zucchini potatoes then top all with the gravy/sauce. Very hearty meal.

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About (Sauerbraten) German Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Healthy

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