Sauerbraten I


Here is a recipe for Sauerbraten that is pretty decent. However, this is more like a project. I know real Germans who approve of this recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
4 days 23 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
5 days 2 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups cider vinegar

  • 2 cups water

  • cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 black peppercorns

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 onions, diced

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 ½ pounds rump roast

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, combine cider vinegar, water, brown sugar, cloves, allspice, salt, pepper, peppercorns, bay leaf, onion, carrot and celery. Heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbles appear at edges, but do not boil.

  2. Poke deep holes in roast and place in non-metal bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over roast. Cover and refrigerate for five days, turning once daily.

  3. Remove roast from liquid; pat dry with paper towels. Remove bay leaf and peppercorns from liquid and discard. Strain liquid from vegetables, reserving both.

  4. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear all sides of roast quickly, 1 to 2 minutes each side. Reduce heat to low, pour reserved vegetables and 1 cup of vinegar liquid into pan. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours, adding more vinegar liquid if necessary.

  5. Remove roast from pan, and let cool slightly. Slice roast and return slices to liquid in pan, cover and simmer 30 minutes more. Remove slices to serving platter. Stir sour cream into heated liquid and heat through, but do not allow to boil. Pour sauce over meat and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

941 Calories
61g Fat
22g Carbs
69g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 941
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g 79%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 1457mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 69g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1440mg 31%

* 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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