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German Beef Rouladen



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 32.5 mins (30m prep + 2.5m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

German Beef Rouladen

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Lay the beef slices on a clean surface and season with salt and black pepper.
  2. 2.Spread mustard on each slice of beef.
  3. 3.Place a slice of bacon, some onion, and a dill pickle on each slice of beef.
  4. 4.Roll up the beef slices tightly, securing with toothpicks if necessary.
  5. 5.In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  6. 6.Add the beef rolls and brown on all sides.
  7. 7.Remove the beef rolls from the skillet and set aside.
  8. 8.Add flour to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  9. 9.Gradually whisk in beef broth and red wine (if using), scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  10. 10.Return the beef rolls to the skillet and bring the liquid to a boil.
  11. 11.Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  12. 12.Remove the beef rolls from the skillet and let rest for a few minutes.
  13. 13.Slice the beef rolls into thick slices and serve with the gravy.
  14. 14.Enjoy your delicious German Beef Rouladen!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightTo make the rolling process easier, you can pound the beef slices to thin them out.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have toothpicks, you can use kitchen twine to secure the beef rolls.
  • chevron_rightServe the German Beef Rouladen with traditional sides like mashed potatoes and red cabbage for a complete meal.