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Sour Cream Roast Recipe
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Sour Cream Roast

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"Yummy sour roast with delicious cream gravy to top on dumplings or mashed potatoes. This has been in my family for over 60 years."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    12 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a large glass bowl or dish, stir together the vinegar, allspice berries, and water with some salt and pepper. Cover and marinate the meat in the mixture overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Place the meat in a roasting pan with the marinating liquid, bay leaves and onion.
  3. Cover, and roast for 3 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, or until the roast is fork tender.
  4. Let the roast sit, and remove 1/3 cup of the meat juices to a saucepan. Stir together the cornstarch and heavy cream, and stir into the meat juices. Add 1 cup of water, and cook over low heat, stirring frequently until thickened. Do not allow the mixture to boil. This will be your gravy to put over dumplings, potatoes or meat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2007

Sour Cream Roast is my FAV! I initially posted this recipe from my Grandma's recipe. However, as people mentioned, the gravy with this recipe is a bit bland. I find that if you use 3/4 c. of vinegar initially and use 1 1/2 c. of meat drippings to create the gravy, you'll have a very nice white gravy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2005

This would have to be an acquired taste. No one in our family would eat it.


11 Ratings

Nov 03, 2007

I liked this recipe but looking at the previous reveiws changed the gravy a bit. 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons cold water mixed together. Then 1 Cup meat juices (including onion it was cooked in)and 1 cup plain yogurt instead of whipping cream. I suppose you could use sour cream or half sour cream & half whipping cream. I added salt and pepper to this. It was good but it's an acquired taste so if you don't like vinegar all that well stay away from this recipe. I served it with potato pancakes and sweet and sour cabbage.

Nov 01, 2010

My family would not eat this, and begged me to never make it again. Also it made the whole house stink, husband had to open all the windows. Maybe if you were raised with this flavor you might like it.

Mar 27, 2007

This was great! My husband had finished his third serving before I finally stopped him.

Jan 09, 2006

I agree with Denise, the sauce was a let down and does need something. Maybe use real sour cream and add some white wine to the gravy when whisking to give it some flavor. The meat was very tender and I will make it again.

Dec 07, 2005

This was okay but the gravy was kind of a let down. Needs something, garlic maybe, more salt definitely. The roast was tender, we all liked it. I'll probably try it again with a few changes.

Nov 06, 2005

This recipe was great. Terrific. Only down point was the gravy. Kinda bland; once spiced up, it too was great. This one will be a regular.


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  • Calories
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 40.3 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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