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Fuhrmannsbraten (Braised Pot Roast)

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“A traditional German roast named for the "Fuhrmann" or Carter, since it is made with spices he brought from town to town. He also brought news and information of the world and thus was quite popular. This roast is made from a pot roast, arm roast or other inexpensive cut and braised in the oven until tender and flavorful.”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan or Dutch oven, heat the butter or oil over medium high heat; season the roast all over with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Brown on all sides, then remove to a plate.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables and brown them also, stirring often so they do not stick.
  4. Return the roast to the pot along with the tomato paste, water, bay leaf, allspice, and caraway seed.
  5. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low, and cook until roast is fork tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, adding water as necessary.
  6. Remove roast and keep warm.
  7. Puree sauce with an immersion blender or pour into a regular blender (remove allspice and bay leaf if desired).
  8. Stir in sour cream and/or lemon juice, if desired and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

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