Nani's Cranny

Grandma’s Round Steak Sauerbraten

Here is another family favorite recipe from my Grandma. Sauerbraten is a German meat dish that is marinated in vinegar, sugar and spices. My Grandma had some German blood, not sure if this was an old family recipe or not. But try this, it is easy and economical.


  • 1 1/2 pounds round steak or stew meat
  • 2 envelopes brown gravy mix
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 4 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • flour
  • cooked egg noodles

If using round steak, cut into cubes. Brown meat in shortening. Combine all ingredients except flour and pour over meat. Simmer slowly for two hours on stovetop. If it cooks down too much, add water. Just before serving thicken with flour to make a thin gravy. Serve over cooked noodles.


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