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Sauerfleisch (Boeuf a la Mode)

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Category: Beef, German

 Ingredients List

  • 1 kg Beef (shoulder or leg) (a
  • -generous 2 lbs)
  • 40 g Flour (1/3 cup)
  • 50 g Fat (3 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vinegar marinade:
  • 2 l Water (2 qts plus 1/2 cup)
  • Vinegar to taste
  • 1 Onion
  • A few cloves
  • 1 Piece lemon peel
  • 1/2 Yellow turnip [substitute:
  • -carrot]
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • A few peppercorns


Colloquially referred to as 'Boefflamott'.

Prepare the marinade by combining all the ingredients and briefly bringing
to a boil. After marinade has cooled completely, soak the meat in it for 2
to 3 days. Then remove the meat from the marinade and again bring the
marinade to a boil. Add the meat again and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, prepare a dark roux of the fat and flour. Add
the chopped onion. Gradually add enough hot marinade to obtain a thick
gravy. Season to taste with salt, a bit of sugar, and lemon. Let the
cooked, sliced meat briefly steep in the gravy before serving.

Serve with potato dumplings or bread dumplings.

Serves 4.

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