Sauerbraten Mit Ingwer Kuchen Sosse (Saurebraten and Gingersa

Course : German
Serves: 10
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4 pounds rump roast; beef -- boneless
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 medium Onions -- thinly sliced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
8 pieces peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 whole cloves
2 cups water -- boiling
1 piece bay leaf
10 pieces gingersnaps
1 cup white vinegar -- mild
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup water
1 tablespoon unbleached flour

Preparation / Directions:

Place the beef roast in a deep ceramic or glass bowl. Add onions, peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaf. Pour white vinegar and cider vinegar over the meat; chill, covered, for 4 days. Turn meat twice each day. Remove the meat from the marinade, dry it well with paper towels, and strain the marinade into a bowl. Reserve onions and 1 cup marinade. In a Dutch oven brown the meat on all sides in hot vegetable oil. Sprinkle meat with salt. Pour boiling water around the meat. sprinkle in crushed gingersnaps, and simmer covered for 1 1/2 hours. Turn often. Add 1 cup of reserved marinade and cook meat 2 hours or more, until tender. Remove the meat and keep it warm. Strain the cooking juices into a large saucepan. In a small bowl mix sour cream with flour. Stir it into the cooking juices and cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and smooth. Slice meat in 1/4 inch slices; add to hot gravy. Arrange meat on a heated platter and pour extra sauce over it.

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