Lüchow’s Sauerbraten

6000 mins (prep 5760, cooking 240)
18 ingredients
6-8 servings
Lüchow’s was a grand German restaurant and New York City landmark on East 14th Street. Sadly, it closed in 1982 after one hundred years. I grew up hearing my grandmothers and parents talk of the place as a special destination, and was lucky enough to have dined there a couple of times in the years just before it closed. I’m also lucky to have found a copy of “Lüchow’s German Cookbook” (1952) from which I take this recipe for their signature dish. (With one exception, I have transcribed the recipe precisely: the original calls for kidney fat; I have substituted vegetable oil.)

Categories:  european , main-dish , beef , german , meat , >-1-day , roast-beef , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (301.34 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 620.34 Calories from Fat 408.69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45.41g 419.19%
Saturated Fat 17.94g 538.15%
Trans Fat 0.88g %
Cholesterol 172.41mg 344.83%
Sodium 1197.72mg 299.43%
Total Carbohydrate 9.49g 18.99%
Dietary Fiber 1.58 g 37.85%
Sugars 2.55 g %
Protein 40.79g 489.47%
Vitamin A 391.61IU% Vitamin C 0.29mg%
Calcium 59.06mg% Iron 3.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
round, stalk celery, dumplings