Don't even consider stopping for fast food on your way home. Why would you even consider it when you can have this delicious Old World Sauerbraten waiting for you at home. Pop it in the refrigerator to marinate overnight then put it in the slowcooker the next morning. Whether you have a busy day at work, volunteering, running errands, ballgames, etc. this sauerbraten will not only have your house smelling wonderful, dinner will be almost ready when you get home. One of the best things about this roast is that you will have leftovers to use later in the week.
1 1/2 cups water, divided
1 1/4 cups cider vinegar, divided
2 large onions, sliced, divided
1 med lemon, sliced
15 whole cloves, divided
6 bay leaves, divided
6 whole peppercorns
2 tbsp Splenda
2 tsp salt
1 beef sirloin tip roast (3 lbs), cut in half
1/4 tsp pepper
12 sugar-free gingersnap cookies, crumbled
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar, half of the onions, lemon, 10 cloves, four bay leaves, peppercorns, Splenda, and salt; mix well. Add roast. Seal bag and turn to coat meat well. Refrigerate overnight, turn a couple of times.
Drain and discard marinade. Place roast in a slow cooker; add pepper and remaining water, vinegar, onions, cloves, and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender. Remove roast and keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Stir in gingersnaps. Cover and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy.
Yield: 12 servings.
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