Sauerbraten Beef in Gingersnap Gravy


Beef is simmered in a sweet and savory gingersnap gravy. Sauerbraten but easier!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 cups egg noodles

  • ¾ cup crushed gingersnap cookies

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Combine beef, onion, beef broth, vinegar, and bay leaves in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  4. Remove bay leaves from beef mixture; stir in crushed gingersnaps and brown sugar. Cook beef mixture on Low until thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve sauerbraten over egg noodles and garnish with parsley.


Cider vinegar can be used in place of red wine vinegar. Spaetzle can be used in place of egg noodles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
33g Fat
32g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 654mg 14%

* 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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