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Sauerbraten (Sour Roast)
Makes 8 servings

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.comIngredients


  1. Rub the beef with salt and pepper, place beef in a large bowl. 
  2. In a saucepan, place vinegar, water, onions, bay leaf, peppercorns, sugar, and cloves and heat. However, you do not want to boil. 
  3. Pour the heated mixture over the beef and partially cover. 
  4. Cool, then cover securely and place in refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. 
  5. Turn each day.
  6. In a roasting pan at moderate heat, melt shortening. 
  7. Dredge beef with flour and quickly sear beef in shortening, turning to brown all sides. 
  8. Pour vinegar mixture into beef pan, reduce heat to low and simmer sauerbraten for 2 or 3 hours.
  9. Remove the beef and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. 
  10. You want to cook down the vinegar mixture. 
  11. Strain the liquid and return to pan. 
  12. Thicken mixture with flour to make smooth gravy.
  13. Add the ginger, allspice, and raisins.


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