Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a traditional German dish I got off a website.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place meat in a large container (NOT Metal).
  2. In a saucepan bring 1 cup water, vinegar, onions, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, and cloves to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Cool marinade to room temperature.
  5. Pour marinade over meat.
  6. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 days, turning several times each day.
  7. Remove meat from marinade, and dry.
  8. Brown meat in hot vegetable oil in a Dutch oven. A.
  9. dd the tomato and marinade liquid.
  10. Cover and simmer gently 1 to 2 hours, until meat is tender.
  11. Remove meat from juices.
  12. Also remove peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaves.
  13. Mix flour and sugar with remaining ¼ cup water until lumps disappear.
  14. Add to pan juices and cook until thickened.
  15. Serve with boiled potatoes and red cabbage.
Most Helpful

Chef Kyle, this is an outstanding recipe. One of the best sauerbratens we have had. Didn't change a thing, and it was perfect! Served with red cabbage and potato cakes. Will definitely have again and again!

Darkhunter April 08, 2008