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Oma's Quick German Sauerbraten❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

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Sauerbraten, made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, makes this traditional German meal, an easy holiday feast. ❤️ Check out https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/german-sauerbraten.html now!

Make Oma's German sauerbraten in a pressure cooker in order to have this traditional German dinner on your table in 2 hours rather than 5 days!

And, it's WUNDERBAR!

In the photo above, I'm just about to seal the Instant Pot pressure cooker. The meat has been browned and is ready to become fork-tender in just about one hour (the pressure and release time).

Sauerbraten can be so easy and quick to make, especially using a pressure cooker. No marinating for days.

Now, the results won't be the same in a side-by-side comparison, but if it's already 4 pm and you want dinner on the table at 6 pm, this is the one you make.

It's tender. It's got that sauerbraten flavor. What's not to love?

The last time I had a pressure cooker was about 35 years ago. You know, the type that makes a mess on the ceiling!

My Facebook fans let me know that the modern ones are very safe and much easier to use.

This is the one that they recommended the most: the Instant Pot Duo. It has over 18,000 reviews at 4.7/5 stars!

How could I buy anything else? I'm having so much fun with converting German recipes.

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This Instant Pot Duo combines 7 appliances in 1: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer. I can't believe I lived most of my life without it!

Here, I'm serving this pressure cooked sauerbraten with creamed Brussels sprouts and boiled potatoes. Traditional German dinner. Wunderbar!

Sauerbraten, made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, makes this traditional German meal, an easy holiday feast. ❤️ Check out https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/german-sauerbraten.html now!

Why use a pressure cooker?

A traditional German Sauerbraten is so easy to make, but it's NOT quick ... it takes time to marinate and to cook.

One needs to plan several days for the marinating to take place. So, if you're wanting a sauerbraten dinner, but you didn't plan it in advance, using the pressure cooker will make it happen. 

That's what I did above. While the meat was cooking I cooked the Brussels sprouts and the potatoes. I even had time to catch up on my Facebook posts. I started at 4 and we ate at 6. :)

Want a traditional marinated Sauerbraten?

Here's the traditionally marinated German Sauerbraten recipe from my Mutti. She even used the slow cooker to make it easier.

Sauerbraten, made in a slow cooker, makes this traditional German meal, an easy holiday feast. ❤️Check out https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/sauerbraten-recipe.html now!

Mutti loved to use her slow cooker, so she converted the traditional recipe she grew up with (the kind that marinates for days) for the slow cooker. You can check it out here. No slow cooker? I've included the instructions for stove top as well.

But, you're wanting fast, right now? Here's the Pressure cooker recipe that I'm sure will become a favorite. I've only used the Instant Pot pressure cooker, but I'm sure it will work in any other type as well.

Oma's German Sauerbraten Recipe❤️


  • 2 tbsp oil, bacon fat, or butter
  • approx 2 lb bottom round beef roast
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 4 bay leaves
  • salt and lots of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp granulate sugar (optional)
  • Put Instant Pot onto Sauté. Add oil, bacon fat, or butter and brown meat on all sides.
  • Remove meat and add diced onions, carrots, and celery and sauté for a few minutes until slightly softened.
  • Return meat. Add liquids and bay leaved. Sprinkle with about ½  tsp salt and lots of freshly ground pepper.
  • Seal Instant Pot lid and set to manual, Hi pressure, 40 minutes. 
  • Do a 10 minutes natural pressure release and then a quick release.
  • Remove meat and let rest, covered, while you make the gravy.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the veggies into the cooking liquid. Season with additional salt, freshly ground pepper, and sugar (if using.) If desired, you can thicken further with a cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water)
  • Makes 4 - 6 servings.
  • If you wish you can brown the meat and veggies in a separate saucepan, deglaze with the liquids, and then put it all into the pressure cooker. Whichever is easier for you.
  • Omit red wine vinegar and use ½ cup red wine and 1 cup beef broth for a less sour flavor. 

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