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Crock Pot German Sauerbraten

Slow Cooker German Sauerbraten

  • Cooking Time:

    5 hours
  • Servings:



1 c. water
2 T. sug­ar
3/4 c. white vine­gar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
6 black pep­per­corns
5 whole cloves
3 bay leaves
1 lemon, sliced
3 lbs. rump roast, trimmed
1 1/2 c. onion, large, sliced
15 cook­ies, gin­ger­snaps, crum­bled
Chopped fresh pars­ley (option­al)

Slow Cook­er Ger­man Sauer­brat­en is a won­der­ful dish, although you must plan ahead, I know you will be delight­ed. Great served on but­tered noo­dles, Spaet­zel, pota­to dumplings, pota­to pan­cakes or with Ger­man Pota­to Sal­ad!

  1. In a large zip lock bag, com­bine water, sug­ar, vine­gar, salt, pep­per­corns, cloves, bay leave and lemon. Seal Bag!
  2. Toss ingre­di­ents in bag to mari­nade.
  3. Put roast and onion in the bag; seal, turn­ing to coat.
  4. Mar­i­nate in refrig­er­a­tor for 24 hours, turn­ing bag occa­sion­al­ly.
  5. Place mari­nade roast in a 5 quart slow cook­er, reserv­ing the mari­nade.
  6. In cheese cloth, strain reserved mari­nade through the sieve into a bowl, enough to make 1 1/2 cups; dis­card the rest.
  7. Plac­ing the 1 1/2 cups strained mari­nade over roast.
  8. Cov­er. Cook on Low for 5 hours or until roast is ten­der.
  9. Remove roast from the slow cook­er; cov­er and keep warm.
  10. Mix gin­ger­snap crumbs with broth in the slow cook­er.
  11. Cov­er. Cook on Low for 10 min­utes or until sauce thick­ens; stir with a whisk until smooth.

Serve sauce with roast. Gar­nish with pars­ley, if desired.

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Crock Pot German Sauerbraten - Nutrition

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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