How to make it

  • First, if there is any fat (if you got a rump roast, it's unlikely) trim it off, then place the roast in a glass or plastic bowl (do not use metal!) Cover with everything but the fat and gingersnaps. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for five days (you can get away with as little as three days, but if you're not going to get the flavor of sauerbraten, what's the point of making it at all?)
  • Five days later …
  • Remove the roast and pat dry with paper towels. Reserve the marinade. Heat the fat in a dutch oven, and brown the roast on all sides. Pour the marinade over the roast, and bring to a boil. Cover tightly and put in a 350-degree oven for about three or three and a half hours, until the roast is fork tender. Remove the roast.
  • Strain the marinade and return to the dutch oven. Bring to a boil and add the crushed gingersnaps. Stir constantly and simmer until thickened, then strain the marinade and pour over the sliced sauerbraten. Serve with Kartoffelkloessen (Potato Glaze) or Bratkartofelln (German fries) and Rotkohl.
  • Kartoffelkloessen: Kartoffelkloessen Potato Dumplings
  • Bratkartoffeln:
  • Bratkartoffeln German Fries
  • Rotkohl:
  • Rotkohl

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  • ladilizbet 1 year ago
    reminds me of an old recipe that has since been lost, glad to find it again.
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    webdude ate it and said...
    Thanks for another great recipe. Had a bunch of people over and they never had it before. They all loved it.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Sounds good, we lived in Germany for 6 yrs. and loved the food.. saving this one for sure.. Dugger told me about this one!
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    paprikamama ate it and said...
    Ive had this before ...in germany and it is to die for...sends your taste buds into lala land....Thanks for posting this..Ive tried to find the real deal and only came up with americanized versions....the gingersnaps add the finishing touch to this dish....Thank you so much...you get a Mmmwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa for this ( a european kiss ) LOLOL
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