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Round Steak Sauerbraten

"This isn't traditional Sauerbraten, but a great, easy substitute using round steak. My mom made this dish when I was a kid. I started making it when my kids were young, and we all love it!! Try serving over buttered noodles. If your crew is really hungry, then double the recipe. The single recipe is never enough for my family of four."
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1 h 15 m servings 440 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 33.3 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 655 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced meat and brown well. Remove meat. Add the gravy mix and water and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in the onion powder, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, bay leaf and salt, and ground black pepper to taste. Return the meat to the pan, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for one hour, or until meat is tender. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Note: You could also transfer to a casserole dish and bake covered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Delicious and easy to prepare. My wife and dinner guests raved about how good this dish was, and my wife made em promise to prepare it more often. I felt the original recipe was a bit on the b...

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I did add more ginger as suggested, plus about 1/2 diced onion. I really wish I would have taken the advice to double the sauce, because there really wasn't enough there for the noodles. The s...

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Delicious and easy to prepare. My wife and dinner guests raved about how good this dish was, and my wife made em promise to prepare it more often. I felt the original recipe was a bit on the b...

I put the round steak in my crock pot, mixed all the ingredients and poured it over the meat. It turned out very tender.

Awesome recipe! Everyone in my family loved it. It is as close as you can get to Sauerbraten without using some kind of premade seasing package and having to soak the meat for 2-3 days. This s...

This has been a family favorite for several years. I saute fresh onions for more flavor. I also use balsamic or cider vinegar for extra tartness. This recipe can be used with chicken tenders...

Have used this recipe for years successfully. A few hints: use 2 T. dry minced onion instead of onion powder; increase ginger to 1 tsp. (or use fresh grated ginger for more bite); add button ...

This is cooking as I type and I snuck a taste. Braised this in 1/2 red wine 1/2 water when I put in the gravy packet. Skipped the bay leaf, eyeballed the rest of the was GOOD!!!...

I followed the suggestion of a few other people & put the whole thing in the crock pot. YUM! The meat came out so tender & it had just the right amount of tang to it. I will definitely be keepin...

This was very good! I did a few things differently though. I added one medium size onion to the beef when browning it as I didn't have onion powder. I added a bit extra W. sauce. I used 1/...

Easy dinner and so glad to have had all the ingredients on hand! Will add some Sherry next time for a unique flavor addition. Used shallots, a little garlic and fresh ginger to make it "mine" ...