nounchiefly North American
A dish of German origin consisting of beef that is marinated in vinegar with peppercorns, onions, and other seasonings before cooking.
- 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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