Weight Watcher’s Sauerbraten in the Slow Cooker

This is a good Weight Watcher’s recipe that I always make sometime during the fall/winter season.    There are 6 points per 3 oz. of meat and 1/2 cup gravy using the old point system.   Another good recipe that my father made for his family is Dad’s Sauerbraten.

Weight Watcher's Sauerbraten in the Slow Cooker

  • 1 (3 lb.) rump  roast
  • 1-1/2 cups onion, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • (can use 2 tbsp. pickling spices for the cloves, peppercorns and bay leaves)
  • 15 gingersnaps, crumbled finely

Trim any fat from the roast; cut roast in half crosswise.  Place roast halves in a deep glass bowl.  I like to use a big bag and then place it inside a dish. Combine onion and next 8 ingredients; stir well.  Pour mixture over meat; cover and marinate in refrigerator 24 to 36 hours, turning occasionally.  This time I marinated the roast for 48 hours and it was delicious.  The longer the meat is marinated the more sour it will become.

Remove meat from marinade, reserving 1-1/2 cups.  Discard remaining marinade.  Place roast in a 6-quart slow cooker; pour reserved 1-1/2 cups marinade over the meat.  Cover with the lid; cook on high for 1 hour.  Reduce heat to low and cook 5 hours or so  until the roast is tender and falls apart.  The original recipe called for 7 to 8 hours on low but within 5 hours my 3 lb. roast was done.  A 4 to 5 pound roast would take longer, you just have to know your slow cooker and judge accordingly as to how long to cook it.

Remove roast from slow cooker; set aside and keep warm.  Increase to high heat setting.  Pour cooking liquid through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.  Return liquid to slow cooker.  Add gingersnaps, whisk to combine,  cover and cook 12 minutes.  A beautiful thick gravy with meat that falls apart.  Serve with red cabbage and potato pancakes – a perfect winter meal and a family favorite.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2011/12/06/weight-watcher…he-slow-cooker/  

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