Slow Cooker Venison Sauerbraten

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sauerbraten is a national dish of Germany, usually using beef or lamb this one is a stew style sauerbraten that you can make from a venison tenderloin or by using stew meat.

Of course, you can use beef or lamb also, this recipe is just a guideline.

The gravy is delicious and I often serve this with a favorite mashed potato recipe and cabbage.

You can adapt this any way you prefer, the venison has to be marinated and will take a few days for this recipe so it's a longer process than normal with delicious results.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card to make this stew style venison sauerbraten in a slow cooker.

this is a bowl of slow cooked venison made into a sauerbraten

Venison Roast or Stew Meat

This is a German-style stew or roast whichever you prefer.

There aren't any vegetables in the authentic version of this recipe and the sauerbraten is usually served with some kind of potatoes and cabbage in Germany.

Even though this is made with venison or beef, the marinade for this dish is very good and a good copycat of authentic flavors.

It's a rich sauce with a vinegar marinade that is an acquired taste.

this is a slow cooker pot full of venison sauerbraten

Cooking The Venison

Sauerbraten usually is made with a large roast of beef or using lamb.

This is venison stew however you can use the tenderloin which is the roast of the venison.

If you decide the roast is the way you want to cook this, remember to cook it slow and low in the crockpot.

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Slow Cooker Venison Sauerbraten

Slow Cooker Venison Sauerbraten

Yield: 5
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 8 hourtotal time: 8 H & 15 M
A classic German pot roast made with venison which is deer meat.
You can also use beef.


  • Marinade
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • 2 medium celery stalks left whole and removed after cooking
  • 1 small finely diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (3-to-4 pound) venison stew meat or you can make a tenderloin roast
  • Optional add carrots and cubed potatoes and green beans
  • you will need 1/2 cup beef broth if using vegetables
  • Gravy
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


How to cook Slow Cooker Venison Sauerbraten

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a saucepan and boil together. 
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Pour marinade into a slow cooker with the stew meat and place it in the refrigerator for two days.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and slow cook for 9 hours on low heat you can add vegetables now if using with around 1/2 cup of beef broth.
  5. Remove 2 cups of the liquid and make the gravy.
  6. Add the butter and flour, salt, pepper, and oil together on low heat two minutes add the liquid.
  7. Cook for around 4 minutes till thickened.
  8. Add the strained venison to the meat.
  9. Serve with mashed potatoes, we like it with cabbage boiled also if not adding vegetables.
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Venison Fried Rice
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this is a slow cooker pot full of venison sauerbraten

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