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Cube Steak Beef Rouladen

It took me years to work up the nerve to try a recipe that called for meat to be wrapped around pickles and cooked. Once I did, though, it became a favorite. My husband and boys request this for Christmas dinner.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 2 beef cube steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 medium dill pickle, cut lengthwise into eight pieces
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1 bacon strip, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  • Spread 1 tablespoon mustard over one side of each piece of meat. Top each piece with four pickle pieces, a fourth on onion and a piece of bacon. Roll up jelly-roll style and secure with toothpicks. In a skillet, cook meat in butter on all sides until browned. Add the bay leaf, bouillon, rosemary, salt and remaining onion. Stir in 1-1/4 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat and keep warm. Combine flour and remaining water until smooth. Gradually stir into juices in skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Remove toothpicks before serving.

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  • oticu
    Apr 24, 2010

    This was the first recipe in which beef actually melts in your mouth. Before this, anything I tried came out chewy and dry. Absolutely gorgeous recipe!

  • jojostarbuck
    Mar 11, 2007

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