Rindsbraten or German Beef Roast

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This German beef roast, the Rinderbraten, is my mother’s recipe. She went to culinary school, and was an excellent cook

She taught me early on, and it must ingrained in me. Back when mother was alive, she must have spent half of her life in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, food decoration was her passion

In our parents house we used to joke to my dad. There is a German saying “Liebe geht durch den Magen” which translates to “Love goes through the stomach”. It gave us a chuckle at the dinner table

  • Fry chopped carrots, celery and onion
  • add tomato paste
  • add tomato paste to the vegetables
  • Fry the beef
  • Add beef roast to the pan
  • Add 2 bay leaves to pot
  • Cook roast on simmer for 6 to 9 hours
  • Rindsbraten, German beef roast, mashed potatoes, gravy

Serve the Rinderbraten with red cabbage, Potato pureeBread dumplings, or Potato dumplings, Cheese Spaetzle, Horseradish sauce and my Apple Cranberry Chutney

One of the newer Ninja Foodie that has most cooking functions, pressure cook, slow cook, air crisper etc. (Older models are about $100).

Can be cooked in a large pot or Dutch oven with a cooking time of 1.5 to 2 hours, a slow cooker 6 to 8 hours for 3 lb beef. Instant Pot about 30 to 40 minutes.

With this recipe I used a Slow Cooker, also called Crockpot, cooking on low for about 6 to 8 hours.

Unless you have a Chuck roast, to soften the tougher Top Round, try rubbing it in salt and spices a day ahead in in the fridge wrapped in plastic. It breaks down the sinew a little, and adds flavor to the inside of the meat. After 24 hours remove from the refrigerator and rinse.

Lately, I’ve been using my Instant Pot which takes about 20 minutes per pound, from start to finish 1.5 hours. Sear the seasoned beef roast in Instant Pot, brown each side of the roast for 3 mins in some oil. Remove roast from pot, add 1 cup both, 1 cup water and 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, a half onion and some parsley. Put back the beef roast (~3 pounds) on a trivet and pressure cook for 60 to 70 minutes. Slow release 10 min. Open top and season, add some tomato paste and red wine to prepare the gravy.

With this Roast you can serve my Horseradish sauce

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