1 beef roast (about 2lbs)
2 large onions
½ cup coarsely chopped celery leaves
1 ½ cups red wine
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbs. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp mustard seeds
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 Tbs. parsley
2 bay leaves
2 Tbs. olive oil
¼ cup gingersnap crumbs
Put the roast in a large sealable plastic bag. Add sliced onions and celery leaves. In a bowl, mix together the wine, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, mustard seeds, nutmeg, cloves, parsley and bay leaves. Pour into the bag and seal tightly.
Place the bag in a baking dish and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days, turning the bag over every twelve hours to marinate.
Remove the meat from the marinade (keep the marinade).
Season the roast with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the oil. Once hot add the meat and brown on all sides. Pour in the marinade and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the meat is very tender, about 2 ½ to 3 hours. Remove the meat from the pot and keep warm. Strain the marinade.
Whisk in the gingersnap crumbs. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring until desired thickness.
Serve roast with the marinade sauce. Serves 4.
This dish is best served with red cabbage and potato dumplings.
And after you are full of classic German goodness:
Peanut Butter Blossoms
1 ¾ cup flour
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup shortening
½ cup peanut butter
2 Tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients. Beat at low speed until stiff dough is formed. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min. until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately top with kiss, pushing down until cookie cracks. Remove from sheet to cool.
I miss these cookies. Since we found out our toddler has a peanut allergy neither my dad nor I has made them. They are so delicious. The kisses melt from the bottom up and they stay gooey for awhile. They are a great treat for teachers and the first to disappear at parties.
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