Beef Roast Recipe – Rinderbraten
German Beef Roast Recipe prepared with gravy. The Rinderbraten is mostly served on Sundays or Holidays with potato dumplings and red cabbage as side dishes.
Ingredients for Beef Roast Recipe:
- 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of beef eye round roast
- 1 or 2 leeks
- 80 g (2.8 oz) of celery knob
- 2 large onions
- 2 large tomatoes
- 2 large carrots
- 3 tablespoons of sour cream
- 5 tablespoons of red wine
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil OR vegetable oil
- 1–2 tablespoons of corn starch
- 1000 ml (33.8 oz) of water
This recipe makes 1500 ml (50.7 oz) gravy
Preparation of Beef Roast:
Wash leeks and tomatoes. Slice the leeks and tomatoes in big chunky pieces and place them in a colander. Peel celery, carrots, and onions and cut them in chunks. Add them to the leeks and tomatoes.
Rinse the beef roast under running water and dry with a paper towel. Heat the oil in a roasting pan and place the meat in the pot. Rotate the roast with a fork making sure the roast browns evenly on all sides. Remove from pot and let the meat rest on a plate.
Place the mixed vegetables in the rating pan you used for the meat. Stir with a wooden spoon. Sauté the vegetables until the onions become transparent. Then fill the pan with water and add salt and spices. Place the Beef Roast back in the pan, cover and let it simmer for 2 to 2 ½ hours on medium high. Refill water that evaporates from time to time. After 2 to 2 ½ hours remove the roast and let it rest again before cutting.
Preparation of the gravy for the Beef Roast Recipe:
In the meantime, pass the vegetables together with the water through a sieve or a food mill. You should have about 1500 ml (50.72 oz) gravy.
Bring the gravy to a boil and turn the heat down for the gravy to simmer. Add the sour cream; mix with a whisk until it is completely dissolved in the gravy. Add the corn starch to the wine and stir with a fork until dissolved. Add the dissolved starch to the gravy to thicken while constantly stirring. Season to taste and your gravy is done.