Friday, February 6, 2015

German Sauerbraten ---- slow cooker

Prep : 10 minutes + marinating        Cook : 6 hours Makes 12 servings

1-1/2          cups water , divided
1-1/4          cups cinder vinegar , divided
2                 large onions , sliced , divided
1                 medium lemon , sliced
15              whole cloves , divided
6                whole peppercorns
2                tablespoons sugar
2                teaspoons salt
1                boneless beef sirloin tip roast (3 pounds) cut in half
1/4             teaspoon pepper
12              gingersnap cookies , crumbled

1 .       In a re-sealable  plastic bag , combine 1 cup water , 1 cup vinegar , half of onions , lemon , 10 cloves , four bay leaves , peppercorns , sugar and salt . Add roast .Seal bag and turn to coat , refrigerate overnight , turning occasionally .
2 .     Drain and discard marinade . Place roast in a 5-quart slow cooker . add pepper and remaining water , vinegar , onions , cloves and bay leaves . Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is tender .
3 .     Remove roast and keep warm . Discard bay leaves and cloves . Stir in gingersnaps . Cover and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until gravy is thickened . Slice roast ; serve with gravy .

You can serve this popular German  entrée  with potato pancakes and vegetables . Crushed gingersnaps lemon and vinegar give the marinated beef and gravy their appetizing sweet-sour flavor .


  1. Dear afternoon Nee,
    How lovely and yummy. I really love German Sauerbraten. This recipe looks to a winner for sure! Especially with the ginger snaps crushed. Years ago there was a German restaurant called "Niederstein's" and my family would go there a few times a year. The food was really very good and the place was famous. Since then it has closed down, but I always remember riding in the car to the restaurant dreaming of what I would order. I love your plate with the carrots and the lemon. Thank you for sharing, have a great weekend...
    Dottie :)

  2. Good evening Dottie ,
    It's that time of year to bring out the slow cookers and casseroles . The brings that brings everything together the snaps give it the zip .
    We have a couple of German restaurants here and the foods are great .
    I can see you in my minds eye with all the delicious food whirling through your head . Now those are memories to last a lifetime , so cherish them forever .
    Family love carrots , raw , fried , cake or anyway you make them , I put some in pancakes , made them like you do potato pancakes , they ask for them often .
    Thanks so much for stopping by , stay warm and safe , your weather is rough up there . Have a great weekend . ~Nee~ :)

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    1. Hi Gloria ,
      Had company for dinner and none was left . Thanks for stopping by :) ~Nee~

  4. Hi Nee, I bet this is delicious! Your kitchen must of smelled amazing!

    1. Hi Cheri , everyone enjoyed it some had second helpings , the kitchen smell nice and homey . Thanks for stopping by :) ~Nee~

  5. Hi Nee,
    I can't think of a meal I would rather have more than a dish of German Sauerbraten (well, I'd love to have been able to make John's brisket but alas:) Marion has been boycotting beef these days but she forgot to tell me. I had to put the fresh brisket I bought in the freezer so I wouldn't even dream of making Sauerbraten. Save me some Nee, I LOVE it. Hopefully she will reconsider soon:)

    Thanks so much for sharing Nee...and thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog:)

    1. Hi Louise ,
      We have a couple of German restaurants here and I always ordered it when we went , I decided to take a pad with me and wrote down the ingredients . after about a year , I mastered it to my satisfaction . Marion will want beef soon , and you will have to pull out the brisket (giggling) .

      Love visiting your blog and my comments are sincere and I think you for all the help you have given me and your lovely comments . Keep us the loop about Noah progress . Sending him and his 'Associate' good vibes for a good time at Idaho State . Tell them they are winners and this is the icing on the cake .
      What a proud grandmother you are . Thanks for stopping by ... stay warm and safe ...:) Nee

    2. You just gacve me an idea, Nee. My son keeps asking me to lunch. I think I will say YES and have him take me to a German restaurant in State College, hee, hee...thanks!

      Yes, I am very proud of Noah. He's already a winner in my book:) Thanks Nee...

    3. (giggling)
      Ain't you glad you keep me around ? I think your son will enjoy it also . You are so very welcome sweetie and any more problems you needs solving . lol... I am so bad and I am enjoying myself . Welcome Louise ...

  6. Right back at you 'CUTIE.' ;- D Nee


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