Not Your Grandmother's Sauerbraten

READY IN: 7hrs 5mins
Recipe by BlueDoxie

Serve with Knorr potato dumplings or spaetzle, sweet & sour red cabbage, and a side of applesauce! Happiness!

Top Review by bjd44535

Made this for Sunday dinner. Try to make something different at least once a week and your recipe was picked to try. Smells wonderful cooking in the crock pot and the samples that I have tasted, before serving, proves to be a good choice to serve my company for dinner. I'm sure it will be a hit all around. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make a bundle with the cheesecloth and the pickling spices, placing pickling spices in a square of cheesecloth and tying it off with cotton string. Mix water, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, and onion powder in a large crock pot (the one I use is a 6-quart model). Add the bundle of pickling spices.
  2. Put meat in fat side up in crock. Cook until meat is tender (low for 12 hours or high for 7-8 hours).
  3. Remove spice bundle and throw away. Do not discard the juices nor turn off the crockpot. Take meat out and allow to cool.
  4. Add 12 crumbled ginger snaps to juices that remain in the crockpot and allow to thicken.
  5. Slice the meat and return to sauce in the crockpot.

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