Sauerbraten Meatballs (Sauerbraten Klopse)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

A tasty change from plain meatballs! This recipe came from my Mom.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the beef, milk, breadcrumbs, cloves, allspice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Form into 1-inch meatballs.
  3. In a skillet, brown the meatballs in hot oil.
  4. Drain off the fat then add 1 cup water, vinegar, ginger, bay leaf, and brown sugar.
  5. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Skim the fat from the remaining liquid, then remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside, keeping them warm.
  7. Remove the bay leaf.
  8. Mix flour and the 2 tablespoons cool water, then gradually stir into the pan juices to make gravy.
  9. Pour gravy over meatballs and serve with buttered noodles.
Most Helpful

Great dish. I will go less on the allspice and cloves but loved this one. It is so different than anything I have tried. Served with brussel sprouts for a side.

adopt a greyhound March 06, 2012

I grew up in Germany and was craving the Sauerbraten taste but I didn't want to marinate meat for a week. This did the trick so well that I made it two nights in a row. My family loved it.

Vivelafat March 17, 2009

I tried these last night, and thought they were just ok. They were a little to vinegary for my taste. I have another meatball recipe I like better so I'll probably not use this one again

RuthlessWr January 21, 2009