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Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.
Quick Easy Sauerbraten Recipe
Instructions for Sauerbraten Recipe
Mix vinegar, water, onion, spices, salt and carrots in a glass, enamel or earthenware bowl. In refrigerator, pickle meat in this brine for three or four days, turning over several times. Drain meat and wipe it dry, saving remaining brine for the gravy. Grease heavy roasting pan with shortening. Brown meat on both sides. Add part of the marinade and cover tightly, then roast in 300 degree oven for about 2 hours. When meat is almost done sprinkle sugar over meat. Roast 5 to 10 minutes more, turning meat while roasting until sugar is dissolved. Thicken remaining marinade with flour. Mix well and pour over meat. Roast meat for half hour or more until gravy is thick. Serves six to eight.
Instructions for Streamlined Sauerbraten Recipe
Mix marinade and vinegar, blend thorooughly, add cloves, peppercorns, bay leaf, onion, carrot and celery. Place meat in marinade mixture. Pierce all surfaces of meat deeply and thoroughly with fork. Marinate only 15 minutes, turning several times. Cover tightly and simmer over low heat until meat is nearly tender, about 1 and 1/2 hours. Remove meat. Pass vegetables and gravy through sieve, measure the puree and if necessary, and water to make 2 and 1/2 cups. Set Aside. Heat oil or margarine in dutch oven or heavy skillet with tight-fitting lid, blend in flour and brown to a rich golden color, reduce heat, add puree mixture, stirring constantly. Return meat to pot, cover it continue cooking over low heat on top of stove about 1/2 hour more, or until meat is tender. Remove meat to heated platter. Add crushed Ginger Snaps to pot juices, blend well. Cook until thickened, serve over meat. Cut thin slices at 30° angle. Serves six to eight. Baking time is 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
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