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Saurebraten and Gingersnaps

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Category: Cookies, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 4 lb Rump Roast; Beef, Boneless
  • 2 Onions; Thinly Sliced
  • 8 Peppercorns
  • 4 Cloves; Whole
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 c White Vinegar; Mild
  • 1 c Water
  • 1/2 c Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 c Water; boiling
  • 10 Gingersnaps
  • 1/2 c Sour Cream
  • 1 tb Unbleached Flour


Place the beef roast in a deep ceramic or glass bowl. Add onions,
peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaf. Pour white vinegar and cider vinegar
over the meat; chill, covered, for 4 days. Turn meat twice each day. Remove
the meat from the marinade, dry it well with paper towels, and strain the
marinade into a bowl. Reserve onions and 1 cup marinade. In a Dutch oven
brown the meat on all sides in hot vegetable oil. Sprinkle meat with salt.
Pour boiling water around the meat. sprinkle in crushed gingersnaps, and
simmer covered for 1 1/2 hours. Turn often. Add 1 cup of reserved marinade
and cook meat 2 hours or more, until tender. Remove the meat and keep it
warm. Strain the cooking juices into a large saucepan. In a small bowl mix
sour cream with flour. Stir it into the cooking juices and cook, stirring,
until sauce is thickened and smooth. Slice meat in 1/4 inch slices; add to
hot gravy. Arrange meat on a heated plater and pour extra sauce over it.

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