Grandma Schwartz’s Rouladen

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
This was one of my Grandma Schwartz's recipes. Grandpa Schwartz was a German butcher and this was one of his (and our) favorite meals. It's an extra-special beef entree when served with mashed potatoes made with butter and sour cream. —Lynda Sharai, Summer Lake, Oregon
Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top round steak
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 medium carrots, quartered lengthwise
  • 6 dill pickle spears
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed golden cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving drippings.
  2. Meanwhile, cut steak into 6 serving-size pieces; pound with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread tops with mustard. Top each with 2 carrot pieces and 1 pickle spear; sprinkle with onion. Roll up each from a short side and secure with toothpicks.
  3. In a large skillet, brown roll-ups in bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Place roll-ups in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Top with mushrooms, parsnip, celery and cooked bacon.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the soup, wine and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over top. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 6-8 hours. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 288 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 1030mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.