Crockpot Sauerbraten

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 236.7
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.6 mg
  • Sodium: 619.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 30.7 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    3 lbs of boneless chuck roast, trimmed (can also use round roast)
    1 cup onion, chopped
    2-3 ribs of celery, diced
    1 clove of crushed garlic
    15 oz tomato sauce
    1 can condensed French onion soup
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1 packet beef stew seasoning mix
    1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
    3/4 cup crushed ginger snaps


Sprinkle roast with pepper. Place roast in crock pot.

Combine onions, celery, soup, vinegar, beef stew mix, and brown sugar. Pour over roast.

Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours.

Transfer roast to cutting board; cover with foil to keep warm. Let stand 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, turn slow cooker to high and stir in crushed gingersnaps; heat until gravy thickens. (Yes, I know it sounds strange, but is REALLY REALLY good).

Slice roast and transfer to serving platter. Pour some of gravy over roast. Serve with additional gravy.

I usually serve this with mashed potatoes and sauteed red cabbage.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPACEYCJ.

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The meat was tender and delicious. I used no salt added tomato sauce, but the gravy was still a smidge too salty for me, so I think next time I may low sodium beef broth and some caramelized onion. I also prefer a bit more tang, so I think I'll add a bit more red wine vinegar, but I'll make it again - 2/27/14

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We followed the directions exactly. The meat was tender and delicious, the sauce was too salty, too thick, and overly sweet, and we did not enjoy it. I served it with mashed potatoes, a salad, and cooked red cabbage. - 1/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family's Sauerbraten recipe also calls for crushed Ginger Snaps--SpaceyCJ is right, it is DEE-lish!
    I will save this & try it soon--now I'm hungry for it.
    - 8/14/08

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  • O.K.
    Not sauerbraten. - 10/2/17

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  • Sounds interesting! - 2/24/17

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