Hearty Beef Rouladen
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 6 bacon strips
- 6 beef top round steaks or beef sirloin steaks (1/4 pound each)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 6 dill pickle spears
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/3 cups water
- 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Hot cooked noodles
- In a large skillet, saute onions in 2 tablespoons of oil until tender; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Pound steaks to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread with mustard and top with onions. Place a pickle at one short end and a bacon strip lengthwise on top. Roll up jelly-roll style; secure with toothpicks. Set aside 1 tablespoon flour for thickening. Coat the roll-ups with remaining flour.
- In the same skillet, cook roll-ups in remaining oil over medium heat until browned on all sides. Add the water, bouillon, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
- Remove roll-ups and keep warm. Combine butter and reserved flour; add to the pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf and toothpicks. Serve beef and gravy with noodles.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 434 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1348mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.
Jan 1, 2017
Yummy! I like to include some sliced carrots in with the pickles, which adds nice color and flavor.
Jun 4, 2014
Loved It! I looked at a LOT of Beef Roulade Recipes online and this one looked consistent with the authentic ones, and pretty easy too. The only change I made was I used about 1-1/2 cups of Beef Broth instead of the water and bouillon. Also I served it with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans only because my hubby doesn't like noodles much (I know, weird right?!!) There was plenty of gravy for everyone.
Mar 23, 2013
Love this recipe - Just like my German Gandma's. She occassionally used pork loin chops flattened. Since I didn't have pickles, I used a well drained jar of German style sauerkraut. Lovely shades of childhood. Thanks for sharing, and reminding me to make this more often!cea
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