Sauerbraten

German Marinated Pot Roast

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Sauer is for the vinegar in the marinade. Braten is the roasting that follows 5 days of marination in the vinegar, red wine, vegetables, and spices, If it weren’t for the vinegar and the long marination, with its mild pickling effect, this could be just another pot roast, a big piece of not-so-tender beef stewed in a pot until tender. But with sauerbraten, the stewing (really braising) liquid is the marinade; so the flavors intensify further, and the resulting liquid turns int