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Beef Rouladen
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Rouladen consists of slices of beef round steak, flattened and spread with a filling; a piece of pickle is added, then it is rolled and simmered.


  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). beef round steak, sliced or pounded to 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml). prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) finely minced onion
  • 1 large dill pickle
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml). flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml). salt
  • 1/8 tsp (1 ml). pepper
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml). oil
  • 1 8 oz (224 grm). can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). beef gravy base
  • 1 cup (225 ml) hot water
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). brown sugar
  • heavy cord or skewers
  • flour, for thickening
  • cooked noodles, potatoe dumplings, or mashed potatoes
  • Cut round steak into 8 rectangular pieces and flatten with meat mallet.
  • Spread steak rectangles with prepared mustard to within 1/2 inch of edges.
  • Sprinkle all with minced onion, but stay on mustard.
  • Cut dill pickle into 8 lengthwise strips.
  • Halve slices of bacon crosswise.
  • Top each steak with bacon half and pickle strip.
  • Roll up jellyroll fashion and tie with cord or skewer securely.
  • In a seperate bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • Coat meat rolls and brown in a large skillet with oil.
  • In another bowl, combine tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beef gravy base, hot water, and brown sugar.
  • Pour tomato sauce mixture over meat rolls in skillet.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/4 hours.
  • Remove meat from sauce and remove cord or skewers.
  • If sauce is too thin, combine 1 tbsp (15 ml) or 2 tbsp (30 ml). of flour with an equal amount of cold water and stir into sauce.
  • Cook sauce until thick an bubbly.
  • Serve meat rolls with hot buttered noodles, potato dumplings or mashed potatoes.
  • Top with sauce.

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