Ingredients

How to make it

  • Scrub the potatoes and boil in lightly salted water
  • When tender (~45 minutes) remove potatoes to a colander, rinse to arrest cooking, and reserve 2 cups of the water the potatoes were boiled in
  • Assemble the rouladen as follows:
  • - lay out a fillet
  • - place 1/2 slice bacon on the fillet
  • - place a small slice of pickle and a section of onion on the bacon
  • - roll up the beef tightly and secure the roll with one or two toothpicks
  • Put a little olive oil in a heavy pot and over high heat brown the rouladen (it may be easier to do this in two batches) toss in any remaining onion
  • Make two cups of beef bouillon, using the reserved potato water, and add to the pot, which now contains all of the rouladen
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender, about 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Peel the carrots and chop the carrots and celery into 2 inch pieces
  • Add the carrots and celery to the rouladen when about 30 minutes of cooking remain
  • Remove the rouladen and vegetables to a plate when they are done
  • Reduce the liquid on high heat and make a gravy using the flour and Kitchen Bouquet
  • Serve the gravy over the rouladen and the potatoes
  • This is simple and delicious. Some recipes recommend including mustard, salt, and pepper when assembling the rouladen. I find it unnecessary as the bouillon provides enough salt and the added mustard flavor is rooted in the European habit of eating mustard on steaks.

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  • Gerhild 2 years ago
    This sounds so much like the recipe I make except you add the carrots and celery to the cooking liquid. What a great idea. I'm one of those who spreads mustard on the meat before cooking -- to help tenderize -- but it's tender no matter what. The recipe I use is http://www.quick-german-recipes.com/beef-rouladen-recipe.html and I want to thank you for making me want to enjoy it this weekend!
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  • jim_julian 5 years ago
    Thank you Elga. I noticed that Minitindel has just posted a rouladen recipe that includes companion recipes for Rot Kohl and Klosse. The companions would go well with my recipe above.

    Minitindel: http://www.grouprecipes.com/70524/rouladen.html
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    This is a delicious recipe - I had it before and meat is soooo tender! Why would somebody give less than 5 - it deserves 10!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I agree with Cat. This is awesome and I love it!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I don't know Jim, that has been happening a lot here, to me and others. Don't let it get to you, just keep posting great recipes. This one is GREAT. I wish I could give it another 5, I would do so.
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  • jim_julian 5 years ago
    Thank you Cat (aka chefmeow), I hope you enjoy it.

    Hmmm, I wonder who rated it a 2 and didn't even comment???
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I love German food and love beef. Great recipe, you've got my 5.
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