Grandma's Recipe Box: Sauerbraten

by Melody Kettle

When I was a kid my Czech grandmother used to make sauerbraten quite regularly.  I hated it.  As an adult, I love it!

Sauerbraten is essentially brined roasted meat.  Grandma used a cut of beef known as bottom round, but other cultures often use different meats to make sauerbraten. 

I had always known sauerbraten to have a white sauce, but when I married my husband whose mother was Polish, he claimed Sauerbraten had a brown sauce and was invariably served with red cabbage.

Beef Bottom Round; Photo credit:



I have since learned that there are many variations of this dish.  So here’s Grandma’s Recipe! If you start now, you could have it by the weekend!