Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten

When we had family living in Germany we were able to visit several times for extended time frames. One of the many foods I really enjoyed was Sauerbraten, which is a roast that has been marinated for 3 or 4 days in wine and vinegar. This recipe takes less than 2 hours from beginning to going on the table and the flavor is just as good. Cooking it in the pressure cooker is truly one of the best recipes that I have tried for Sauerbraten. The pressure cooker allows all those spices to be locked into the beef and it is so tender it falls apart.

Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

After We Sear The Roast Place The 
Vegetables, Spices and Liquid Into The Pressure Pot

Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Place The Lid On and Pressure The Sauerbraten
Then In A Short Time It Is Ready To Serve

Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 tablespoons olive oil
3-1/2 pound beef chuck roast
2 cups vinegar
2 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3 yellow onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon ground cloves
3 bay leaves
4 to 5 celery tops
6 finely ground ginger snap cookies
In a 4 to 6 quart pressure cooker pan, heat the olive oil.
Sprinkle 1/2 of the salt and pepper on the roast.
Brown the roast on all sides.
Add the vinegar, water, remainder of the salt and pepper. Add the brown sugar, sage, dried thyme leaves.
Add the sliced onions and garlic.
Add the bay leaves, celery tops and the ground ginger snap cookies.
Close and secure the lid cover. 
Bring the pressure to 15 pounds.
Cook at 15 pounds of pressure for 35 minutes.
Let the pressure drop on its own.
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Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Sauerbraten Is Ready To Serve

Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Are Serving Over Mashed Potatoes

Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I treasure the time that we were able to spend time with family in Germany, it was a very special time in our life. We brought some of that countries culture with us and the love of Sauerbraten is sure one of them. I am sure glad that you were able to stop by and visit with us here at the cottage today. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. Oh Miz Helen, does this ever sound perfect for the cold weather we've been having! I would just love to try this!

  2. Mi Helen our family was stationed in Germany and we love Sauerbrauten. I must get myself a pressure cooker soon. This looks so good!

  3. This is so similar to my German step-mom's sauerbraten! Delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - have a fabulous week!

  4. Can't wait to give this a try. Found you on Over the Moon Link Party.

  5. I so want to try your delicious-sounding recipe in my new Instant Pot pressure cooker! Can you tell me how to translate "cook at 15 lbs. pressure"? What would that be in Instant Pot setting? What would the setting be and for how long?

    1. Hi Carrol,
      This is the best conversion information that I have found and used. This is the link and they have several links on this site. I will also go back and include this link to the recipe. It is such a delicious recipe, I sure hope you can try it. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.
      Miz Helen

      This is the link:

  6. We have a lot of German heritage, but sadly not a lot of recipes. I should give this a go!

  7. I was loving my instant pot, bragging to all about it. Making my dogs food was so easy! I put in the food and the water, pressed pressure cook and like magic it was just done when it beeped. Getting used to the pressurization wasn't hard at all. It wasn't really difficult to use.instant pot manual


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