German Rouladen / Beef Roll-Ups Recipe
An authentic recipe for this filled beef roll-up, make it on special occasions
and your guests will be impressed, serve with
(German home-made noodles) or
(German home-made dumplings) and
Rotkohl (red cabbage).
4 thin beef loin steaks (about 8-10" L x 4-5" W)
50 g / 1.7 oz bacon
50 – 60 g / 1.7 – 2.1 oz butter or canola oil
3 small onions
1/2 - 1 tablespoons flour
sour crème, tomato paste
3/8 - 1/2 L / 1.5 - 2 cups beef broth
1 carrot, 1 celery
2 large pickles
Tenderize the thin beef slices with a meat mallet on both sides evenly.
You can overlap the beef steaks (if not large enough) and seam them together
by pounding with the meat mallet. Season with salt and pepper. Spread thin layer
of mustard on one side (where the filling will go). Sauté the in small cubes
cut bacon with two finely chopped onions until onions are tender, add the chopped
parsley. Cut the pickles into thin stripes (lengthwise). Spoon the bacon/onion mixture
and add several of the thinly cut pickles on top of the mixture.
Roll up the beef tightly (fold sides first over the mixture, then roll up lengthwise,
like a burrito) holding in place with toothpicks or wrap with string. Braise Rouladen
in some oil (with little butter added for extra flavor) until browned on all sides.
Add the finely chopped carrot, onion and celery, season with salt and pepper.
Add little beef broth, let simmer covered for 1.5 hours or until beef is tender.
More beef broth can be added during the cooking process.
from pot, remove toothpicks or string and let rest, strain sauce through a sieve.
Optionally you can thicken sauce with some flour: Return strained sauce to pot and
simmer, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour to a small cup, add a little bit of cold water
to the cup and stir with a fork making a thin paste. Add flour paste to the simmering
sauce, stir until sauce is thickened. Season once again to taste. Remove sauce from
heat and add the sour cream and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste (optional) and mix to
combine everything. Return the Rouladen to the pot.
Rotkohl (red cabbage)
mashed potatoes, asparagus or green beans.
If you can't find thin beef loins
at your local grocery store you can ask the butcher to prepare it for you.
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