Braised Beef with Sauerkraut and Sizzling Potatoes

Braised Beef with Sauerkraut and Sizzling Potatoes slow roasts chuck roast, kraut and potatoes, then finishes the potatoes in a pan.
Braised Beef with Sauerkraut

Braised Beef with Sauerkraut and Sizzling Potatoes

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Braised Beef with Sauerkraut and Sizzling Potatoes is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We post weekly on varying topics. And our first topic for 2023 is meat recipes.

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Braised Beef with Sauerkraut

Happy New Year! I always serve sauerkraut around the new year. I thought I might try it with roast beef and potatoes. Sort of change things up slightly from the pork and kraut (or wurst and kraut) we usually have here.

It is a slow bake to be sure. But in this cold winter weather you will enjoy having your home filled with all the delicious  aromas. And the kitchen will be comfortably warm with the oven going.

When everything comes out of the oven, I remove the potatoes to sizzle up with some butter and seasoning. This gives them a nicely browned exterior and a little crispness to the skin. We enjoyed the contrast in texture with the soft interior.

I hope you give this a try and enjoy! Wishing everyone all the best for 2023.

Sizzling Potatoes

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Braised Beef with Sauerkraut

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Braised Beef with Sauerkraut and Sizzling Potatoes

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Braised Beef with Sauerkraut and Sizzling Potatoes

Sue Lau
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 435 kcal


  • 1 Dutch oven


Braised Beef with Sauerkraut:

  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 32 ounce jar sauerkraut with brine
  • 2 tablespoons grated horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Sizzling Potatoes:

  • 1-1/2 pounds whole white potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Season roast with salt and pepper then brown on both sides in the oil.
  • Place roast in a Dutch oven or other suitable baking vessel.
  • Add the onions, garlic, and herbs to the skillet and brown the onions lightly.
  • Cover the roast with the onion mixture.
  • Do not drain the kraut. Stir it up with the horseradish and sugar and place on top in the pan with the beef.
  • Cover the pan with the lid or foil what have you, Bake covered for three hours.
  • Uncover pan and add the whole white potatoes. Recover pan.
  • Bake and additional hour or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon and add to a skillet with the butter, garlic powder, dill weed, salt and pepper.
  • Cook potatoes in the skillet until lightly browned and sizzling.


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Calories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 35gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1689mgPotassium: 957mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 6mg
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