Sauerbraten Klopse (Sauerbraten Meatballs)

Sauerbraten Klopse (Sauerbraten Meatballs)


"Beef meatballs seasoned with cloves and allspice. Pan fried, and smothered in gravy."


1 h servings 380 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, milk, and bread crumbs. Season with cloves, allspice, salt, and pepper. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs until evenly brown; drain excess fat. Stir in water, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and bay leaf. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Skim off any fat. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish, and keep warm.
  3. Combine flour with 2 tablespoons of water, and whisk into pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Pour gravy over meatballs.
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  1. 57 Ratings


Nice change from the ordinary meatball fare!! I did not pan fry them though, i baked them in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 mins.Then i put the other ingredients in the skillet and added the mea...

These are *wonderful*!! Thank you! As usual I had to change some ingredients - Italian bread crumbs, fresh ground ginger instead of powder, corn starch instead of flour, and I used ground sirl...

YUM! My changes: Step 2. Instead of just draining the fat, I moved the meatballs to a cookie sheet lined w/ paper towels & blotted them dry. I also wiped all excess oil from the pan. Step 3....

Why would you put bread crumbs with Italian seasonings in a German dish? This recipe is awesome and doesn't need tweaked AT ALL! Thank you for it

I usually double the cooking liquid because we like more gravy. Like my Grandmother's sauerbraten recipe, I add 7 whole cloves, 7 whole peppercorn, 7 whole allspice along with the bay leaves to ...

This is so delicious and will be my go to recipe for an easy fix when we're craving german food. I made a couple of minor changes I think improved the recipe, adding an egg to the meat/milk mix...

We were not impressed with this recipe; the meatballs were much too sweet; maybe if the brown sugar was cut in half it would have been better.

Amazing...I impressed my German husband and can't wait to cook this for his mother when she visits us from Germany. My husband was a little thrown off at first because it was made with ground be...

I doubled the sauce, because we like things saucy around here, and it was GREAT!