2 bay leaves
4 whole cloves
4 cups water
4 cups white vinegar
4 medium onions, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 beef sirloin tip roast (3 to 4 pounds)
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 to 2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
5 to 6 gingersnap cookies, crushed
Hot cooked spaetzle (recipe below
Place bay leaves and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. In a large saucepan, combine the water, vinegar, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Add spice bag. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool completely.
Place the roast in a 2-gal. resealable plastic bag. Add half of the marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 3 days, turning once each day. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade, onions and spice bag. In a Dutch oven, brown roast in butter on all sides. Sprinkle with sugar. Add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil. Stir in molasses. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove roast to a cutting board. Cut into thin slices; set aside. Skim fat from cooking juices. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Add gingersnaps. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return meat to gravy; heat through. Serve with spaetzle. Yield: 10 servings.
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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash white pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
4 quarts chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons butter
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
In a bowl, combine flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Add eggs and milk; stir to mix well (batter will be thick). In a Dutch oven or large kettle, bring chicken broth to a boil. Drop batter by 1/2 teaspoonfuls into boiling liquid. Boil until spaetzle rise to the surface; remove to ice water. Drain well. In a skillet, heat spaetzle in butter until lightly browned. Serve with schnitzel and gravy or with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Recipe found here: Spaetzle