My husband commented that this was better than meals he has had in German restaurants. I served it with spaetzle and red cabbage. Definitely will serve to company next time with a Black Forest cake for dessert.
We didn't expect to like this as much as we did, but it was great!
This was excellent! I added a package of shredded cabbage for the last 2 hours of cooking and we had sweet and sour cabbage with the sauerbraten. I then just drained it into a sauce pan and thickened the gravy with the gingersnaps on the stove top. One of my husband's specialties is spaetzle. We had that with it and it was a great winter meal that my whole family, even my 5 year old, loved.