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German Sauerbraten - Marinated Pot Roast from Germany and german chef
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German Sauerbraten - Marinated Pot Roast
Classic German recipe for sauerbraten with detailed instructions and many tips from professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Persons
Calories: 1052kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 1 kg beef shoulder meat to braise/meat to stew
  • 1 bunch soup vegetables
  • 1 pc garlic
  • 2 pc onions
  • 1 L red wine
  • 0,5 L water
  • 150 ml red wine vinegar I like to use Balsamico
  • 8 pc peppercorns
  • 5 pc bay leaf
  • 3 pc cloves
  • 5 pc juniper berries
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter
  • 300 ml veal stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • PREPARATION: Clean the meat from the butcher and let it clean. Wash the meat and pat dry. Wash the soup vegetables consisting of carrots, celery, parsley roots and leek. Peel the root vegetables and cut them into pieces, cut the leek into leaves. Peel the garlic and the onions and make available.
  • PREPARATION: Boil all the vegetables, herbs, aromatics and garlic in a large pot with red wine, water and red wine vinegar.
  • Season the sauerbratenmarinade with sugar and leave to cool. Place the prepared meat in the pot and marinate for 4-7 days in the refrigerator. Turn the meat several times a day in the marinade.
  • Remove the meat from the marinade and pat dry. Preheat the oven to 180°C at top and bottom heat. Brown the meat in a large roaster with the clarified butter, then add the marinade with the vegetables and bring to the boil. Alternatively you can roast the vegetables brown as described in the article above. The browning of the vegetables will make the sauce more powerful later.
  • Cook the sauerbraten in the oven for 1.5-2 hours until soft. Check the cooking degree of the meat by piercing it with a meat fork. Remove the meat from the gravy and reduce the sauce to the desired thickness on the stove. Pass the sauce through a fine sieve.
  • Either serve the roast directly or let it cool down as described in the article and then cut it open and warm it up in the sauce. Good success!

6. Nutritional values and calories

Nutrition Facts
German Sauerbraten - Marinated Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1052 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 237mg79%
Sodium 1717mg75%
Potassium 1006mg29%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 73g146%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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