Here's the Sauerbraten recipe that comes from my Mutti's own handwritten cookbook.
Her recipes are special to me.
Full of wonderful memories, especially sitting in the dining room, enjoying these delicious feasts.
This beef dinner is one of those.
The meat is so tender and flavorful.
And, it's so easy to make. It's a traditional German dinner and still is a favorite.
Sauerbraten is so easy to make, but it's not quick ... takes time to marinate and to cook.
It just means that you need to do some planning to allow several days for the marinating to take place.
But, it's SO good and SO worth the time.
For another version, try Jodie's German Sauerbraten Recipe that's posted below my Mutti's.
Here's JoSele Swopes (Albuquerque, NM USA) recipe that she submitted to our 2012 Quick Christmas Contest.
The results are worth the time. The marinating time is anywhere from three to five days. During this time, all you need to do is turn the meat once or twice in the marinade.
Once you're ready to cook the meat, you have a choice of doing it on the stove top or in the slow cooker.
Personally, I like using the slow cooker since it's something I can leave on the counter and go shopping. You still need to go through the browning of the meat. Then just put the vegetables and broth (or water) in the slow cooker, along with the meat.
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