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Stew Beef Sauerbraten

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is the quickest and easiest way to make Sauerbraten that was handed down by my grandmother. Our family has always used a pressure cooker. However, a Dutch oven or large pot may be substituted but this would increase the cooking time."
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40 m servings 764
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Melt the shortening in a pressure cooker pot over medium-high heat. Add the stew beef; cook, turning occasionally, until the outside is browned. Pour in the water, vinegar and browning sauce. Add the bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and bring to full pressure. Adjust the heat as needed. Once the pot comes to full pressure, cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and release the pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions. While the pressure is releasing, mix together the flour and 1/2 cup of water in a cup. Pour this into the pressure cooker, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thickened.


  • Variation
  • To cook on the stove top, use a Dutch oven and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, or until meat can easily be cut with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 764 calories; 55.3 3.1 59.2 200 150 Full nutrition

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Sorry, but what do you mean by 'browning sauce'? Thanks

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"Kitchen Bouquet" makes a good Browning & Seasoning Sauce.!openframeset&frame=Right&Src=/edible.nsf/pages/kitchenbouquet!opendocument ...

Sorry, but what do you mean by 'browning sauce'? Thanks

I made the recipe per instructions. Found it was I went ahead and fixed the flavor. I added a bunch of crushed gingersnaps and about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Carefully blended...

Why low rate a recipe cause you don't know what browning sauce is. Go look it up ! Sounds like gravy to me

1.17.17 Edwina Hoffer, I don’t know if your grandmother was from Germany, but my husband’s was, and our Christmas meal is sauerbraten, been making it for years from scratch. The first thing I...

I use hamberger meat just cooked it in meatballs,this is the first time I didnt burn my stew when maken dumplings with, thanks for the how to tips,I will make this again next time i will try wit...

Awesome! Tastes great served over homemade noodles.

I was disappointed - followed the recipe-very watery tasting-sorry

I used the Dutch oven method with a few tweaks: Cut stew beef into 1 inch pieces.Coat beef with flour before browning.Use red wine vinegar. Stick to 1 cup. Add 1 sliced onion- 1/2 during browni...