Sauerbraten (German Pot Roast)
Sauerbraten (German Pot Roast)
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    Sauerbraten is quintessential German food. I ate it a lot as a kid, it is my favorite family meal. Whether we used the season packets from the store or made it this traditional way, sauerbraten was always my favorite. It is truly an underrated classic. The roast is essentially pickled, then fried in bacon grease and slow cooked to perfection. The smell of onion frying in bacon grease really draws out fond memories for me! In my house we often use venison but typically beef is used. You can use any cheap cut of meat or roast you have around. For meats that are particularly strong in flavor or tough use buttermilk or milk in your brine to tenderize the meat. I make this dish regularly, I try to avoid gluten as much as possible so for normal day-to-day eating I do not make my beloved gingersnap gravy, it is good without it but my homemade gingersnaps are pretty stellar so I do kind of miss them. This can be made ahead of time, we actually LOVE leftovers because once it has rested overnight it seems to have developed more flavor. Gently reheat it in a sauce pot (with the juices) on low or in a 200 degree oven. It makes for great lazy "stroganoff" or even sandwiches.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Carrots, Chopped
    • 2 Stalks of Celery, Chopped
    • 1 Large Onion, Chopped
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1-2 tablespoons Pickling Spice
    • 3 Dry Bay Leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
    • 2 cups vinegar, white (more if needed)
    • 4 cups water (more if needed)
    • 1 Roast, Rump, Chuck, London Broil etc. (about 4 or 5 pounds)
    • 4-6 slices of bacon
    • 1 or 2 onions, sliced

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 77 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.45%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.15%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 2 mg 0.57%
    • Sodium: 89 mg 3.7%
    • Calcium: 30 mg 2.95%
    • Potassium: 1743 mg 49.81%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.03%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.45%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 28.23%
    • Vitamin C 21.21%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
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    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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