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Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This tasty German recipe is just incredible… certainly a must try!

yield 4 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 18 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For zwiebelrostbraten

  • 4
    eye of round steaks
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste and divided
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste and divided (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 Tbsp
    clarified butter
  • 1 sprig
  • 3 c
    low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot german mustard such as löwensenf
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (mixed in 1/2 cup cold water)
  • 1 Tbsp
    cold butter

How To Make zwiebelrostbraten

  • 1
    After patting the steaks dry with paper towels, generously season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add clarified butter. When hot, add steaks and a sprig of rosemary; cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until nice and brown.
  • 3
    Transfer to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil by forming a tent to keep them warm.
  • 4
    Discard the sprig and reduce the heat to medium. Add beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, mustard, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 5
    Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil, scraping the bottom to dislodge any brown bits.
  • 6
    Cook until the liquid has reduced by a third, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • 7
    Halfway through cooking, add heavy cream and whisk until well incorporated; continue cooking.
  • 8
    When it’s done, add cornstarch mixture and stir until the gravy thickens, about 45 seconds.
  • 9
    Remove the saucepan from the heat and add butter. Gently swirl it around until melted; taste and adjust if necessary.
  • 10
    To serve, spoon the gravy over the meat, top with some crispy fried onion strings and add spätzle.
  • 11
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