Here is a recipe I thought I would try for “the boys,” with German origins. I thought Chris might like a bit of a “shout out” to part of his family history.
I served it with some Microwave Mashed Potatoes and veggies!
Here are my ingredients
I started by laying out the slicesof beef and sprinkling them with salt and pepper.
Next I spread mustard evenly over each piece.
I laid the strips of bacon, covering each piece lengthwise.
Placed the pickle slices/spears on the short side.
And started to roll them up.
And tied them tight with thread.
I placed the sliced onions in the frying pan with olive oil and a bit more pepper and fried them until brown.
Next I placed the rolls in the pan and browned it all the way around.
I added 1/4 cup of broth and used it to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
I added the remaining broth and water and let it simmer over low heat for about an hour and a half.
I removed the rolls from the pan, adding the flour and second amount of water and let it simmer until thickened.
I served the rouladen with mashed potatoes and veggies and spooned the gravy on top.
Authentic German Rouladen Recipe
Preparation Time: Cooking Time: 2 hours Servings: 2
- 1-2 lbs. round steak
- Spicy, dark mustard
- Dill pickles cut into wedges/slices
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup broth
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 1 1/2 cup broth
- 1/2 cups water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Thread to keep the rolls closed
- Cut into round steak into 3″ x 6″ strips.
- Lay meat on surface and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
- Spread with an even coating of spicy mustard.
- Lay the strips of bacon lengthwise on the meat, and then the dill pickle across the short end.
- Roll the meat into rolls starting at the pickle end, and then tie with sewing thread.
- In a frying pan, brown onion in olive oil.
- Then brown the meat rolls in the same pan.
- After rolls are browned, add a quarter cup of broth to the skillet to deglaze it, and then add 1 1/2 cups of broth and 1/2 cup water.
- Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
- When finished cooking, remove rouladen to a plate. Remove thread before serving.
- Mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/2 cup of water and whisk into the pan juices, cooking until thickened.
- Pour gravy over rouladen.
- Serve with mashed potatoes.