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Sauerbraten Patties

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour


6-8 servings

This family favorite was made by my mother back in the '20s. A roast was out of the question on our budget, but chopped meat was only pennies a pound. -Chris Christoffers, Lake Worth, Florida


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 gingersnaps, crumbled


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 3/4 cup water, bread crumbs, onion, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  2. In a large skillet, brown patties on both sides; drain. Add the broth, vinegar, brown sugar, cloves, bay leaf, gingersnaps and remaining water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink. Discard cloves and bay leaf.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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