Bergischer Sauerbraten

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cube veggies in about 1 cm pieces.
  2. In a big container with a lid, mix wine, vinegars, and spices (everything up to the sea salt), adding a pinch of sea salt and pepper.
  3. Add meat and veggies and put in refrigerator or other cool place at least 3 days and up to 10 days.
  4. Take out the meat and pat down with a towel.
  5. Heat lard or clarified butter on high heat in a lidded pot that is large enough for the meat, veggies and sauce and sear the meat on all sides.
  6. Pass the marinade through a colander, keeping both.
  7. When the meat is seared on all sides, remove and add the veggies and spices and shortly roast.
  8. Add the tomato paste and apple butter, mix and allow to caramelize for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the marinade and stock.
  10. Put the meat back on, put on lid and braise it on low heat for 1 1/2 - 2 hours (when the meat has reached 60°C/140°F).
  11. Remove meat and keep warm.
  12. Pass the liquid through colander and cook on medium-high, reducing sauce by half (about 20 minutes).
  13. Add cocoa powder and butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Carve meat into slices and serve with sauce on top.

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