How to make it

  • 3 - 4 days before you plan on cooking the meat, rinse the eye of round roast and pat dry. Place in a large, 2-gallon ziplock freezer bag. Put that in a large bowl (I used the ceramic dish from my 8-qt crock pot).
  • Put the marinade ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Do not boil. Turn off the heat, take it off the burner and let cool.
  • Once the marinade has almost come to room temperature, carefully pour it onto the meat inside the bag. Press out the air and seal it up. Rotate the meat once or twice, making sure each side has had contact with the marinade. Place the bag back into the bowl and put it in the fridge to marinate for 3-4 days.
  • Flip the meat at least once every 24 hours as it marinates to be sure that each side of the meat has had extra time sitting in the marinade.
  • On the morning of the day you’d like to eat, take the meat out of the marinade and wipe it dry. Strain and reserve the marinade liquid. Brown the meat in olive oil in a heavy dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Place the meat in a large crock pot (8 quart or bigger) and cover with the reserved marinade. Add the 2 sliced onions and carrots, cover and cook on low for 10 hours.
  • Every few hours, flip the meat in the broth as it cooks to ensure an even braise.
  • When the meat is ready, take it out to rest on a platter. Strain the liquid into a saucepan and heat it up. Whisk in gingersnap crumbs to thicken the gravy to the consistency you like.
  • Slice and serve with the gingersnap gravy. Optionally, you can put a dollop of sour cream on top and mix it in with the gravy.

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  • babsalaba 3 years ago
    Congratulations on your upcoming 52nd anniversary! :)

    Sauerbraten is such a great meal. The dinner was an unholy amount of effort, but it was worth every bit of it.
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  • impssweetp 3 years ago
    Such a woderful recipe to have when you want something a bit different, but yummy. Great time of year to offer it. Super post. We will celebrate out 52nd anniversary this Chrismas eve; sounds like a great celebration dinner to me. We will remember you that night.
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