German Sauerbraten Recipe
This over 3 day in a sour sauce marinated beef is a typical cold season dish,
perfect on a chilly November day, serve with
(German home-made noodles) or Knödel
(German home-made dumplings) and
Rotkohl (red cabbage) and steamed brussel sprouts
or green beans.
3/4 kg /26 oz lean beef (bottom round roast) or pork shoulder
30 g / 1 oz bacon (for beef)
40 g / 1.4 oz canola oil
1/2 L / 2 cups
1 section of dark bread rind
1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 celery, 2 cloves garlic
Ingredients for sugar roux:
30 g / 1 oz butter
10 g / 0.3 oz sugar
40 g / 1.4 oz flour
1/2 onion (optional)
1/2 L / 2 cups water
salt, bay leave, juniper berries
dash of vinegar, red wine, sour cream.
sour marinade according to the basic recipe.
Place beef or pork in a large pot and pour the cooled marinade to cover the meat
completely. Let rest for 3 days covered in the fridge. Remove meat from marinade,
let dry with paper towels. Braise in hot oil on all sides, season lightly with salt,
pour some melted butter on top of the meat, cover beef with bacon slices but not the
pork. Slice the onion, celery, carrot and garlic and add to the pot. Add little bit
of the red wine and some of the thinned sour marinade and roast uncovered for
1.5-2 hours for beef or 1.5 hours for pork. Occasionaly baste the meat with the
drippings during roasting and rotate the meat.
Add the sauce to
the sugar roux (see below) and some of the with water thinned sour marinade.
Prepare the sugar roux:
Brown the sugar in the butter, add the
flour und cook while stirring until gold in color. Add the finely chopped onion
(optional) and cook until tender. Pour some red wine and some of the water to
the flour and stir. Season with salt, add the bay leave, juniper berries,
dash of vinegar (optional), a tablespoon of sour cream at the end. Don't let
the sugar brown to dark because it will taste bitter.
Rotkohl (red cabbage) mashed potatoes, asparagus,
green beans or steamed brussel
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