Definition of sauerbraten in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsou(ə)rˌbrätn/


chiefly North American
A dish of German origin consisting of beef that is marinated in vinegar with peppercorns, onions, and other seasonings before cooking.
Example sentences
  • The traditional German restaurant, serving schnitzel, bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerbraten, and large quantities of beer, is rapidly disappearing in Germany.
  • Cinnamon and allspice chime in a thin, sweet-sour broth that has something in common with sauerbraten or the darker moles.
  • It needs time to marinate, like ceviche or kimchee or sauerbraten.


From German, from sauer 'sour' + Braten 'roast meat'.

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Syllabification: sau·er·bra·ten

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