Round Steak Sauerbraten


This isn't traditional Sauerbraten, but a great, easy substitute using round steak. My mom made this dish when I was a kid. I started making it when my kids were young, and we all love it!! Try serving over buttered noodles. If your crew is really hungry, then double the recipe. The single recipe is never enough for my family of four.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds top round steak, trimmed and sliced thin

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced meat and brown well. Remove meat. Add the gravy mix and water and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

  2. Stir in the onion powder, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, bay leaf and salt, and ground black pepper to taste. Return the meat to the pan, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for one hour, or until meat is tender. Remove bay leaf.

  3. Note: You could also transfer to a casserole dish and bake covered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
30g Fat
8g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 655mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 587mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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