After spending a month in Germany in my early 20s, I developed a taste for its hearty meat-and-potatoes cuisine. My family has come to love it too. We've got all sorts of german recipes we enjoy, but are always looking for new ones. I recently make this German beef roast recipe for the crock pot. With the pickles in the sauce, this recipe reminds me of a simple version of a beef rouladen, but no pounding and rolling is required.
German Beef Roast for the Crock Pot
3-4 lb. beef chuck pot roast
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 C. sliced carrots
2 C. chopped onions
1 C. sliced celery (2 stalks)
3/4 C. chopped dill pickles
1 C. dry red wine
1/3 C. brown mustard
1 tsp. black pepper
Brown roast over medium-high heat in vegetable oil to sear on both sides. Place carrots, onions, celery and pickles in a crock pot. Place browned roast over the vegetables. In a separate bowl, combine wine, mustard and black pepper. Pour over the roast. Set Crock Pot to low and cook 8-10 hours until beef is tender. Serve over homemade German spaetzle noodles.
Make it Frugally! We recently had a friend who purchased a side of beef and couldn't use it all. We offered to share in the cost, and got a nice assortment of high-quality meats. The beef roast here was just one of the items we received. If you've got room in your freezer, consider doing the same.
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