Crockpot Sauerbraten

  • 3 lbs roast
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 14 oz. ketchup
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. pickling spice
  • 30 ginger snaps

  1. Place all ingredients in crockpot.
  2. Add just enough water to cover the meat.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Remove meat and slice. Strain the gravy. Combine gravy and meat to serve.
I found this recipe online, and it became an immediate favorite. It isn't as good as the saurbrauten I remember gramma (Marion) making when I was a child, but it doesn't take as long, either!

Marlow's Meatballs

  • 12 oz bottle Chili Sauce
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. grape jelly
  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp.lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • meatballs (frozen)

  1. Mix the first five (5) ingredients and warm until the sugar and jelly blobs melt.

  2. Then add onion and frozen meatballs.
  3. Cover and cook in crockpot on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

Tip: These are really good served at a potluck alone. They can also be “dinner” if you serve them over egg noodles.