Bavarian Beef Rouladen

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  • 6 slices     Top Round or Sirloin Tip thinly sliced
  • 4-6 tbs     Prepared Yellow Mustard
  • 6 slices     Bacon, diced
  •  1 large     Onion diced
  •          1     Garlic Dill Pickle diced
  •          6     Wooden Tooth Picks
  •    2 tbs     Vegetable Oil
  •  3 cups     Water or more to cover meat
  •    3 tsp     Granulated Beef Bouillon
  •                 Yellow Mustard for Gravy


  •     2 tbs     Butter
  •     2 tbs     Flour


Lay out meat, spread up to 1 tbs mustard on each slice, then follow with bacon, add onions generously and a few pieces of pickle.
Fold in sides of meat toward the center and roll up lengthwise. Secure with a wooden tooth pick.
Finished rolls will be about 3 inches wide.
In oven proof roaster add oil and nicely brown rouladen on all sides over medium heat on top of the stove.
Pre-heat oven to 350˚F.
Add enough water to the roaster to cover the meat, stir in additional prepared mustard and add beef bouillon.
Cover roaster, place in oven and roast for 1½-2 hours.

Roux:  Melt the butter in a small pan, add the flour stirring constantly at medium heat until it reaches a dark golden color, set aside
Once the rouladen are done bring roaster to top of the stove, remove meat and thicken the gravy with the roux, bring to a boil.
Pour gravy over meat and serve.

Little hint for browning: The browner the rouladen, the darker the gravy, but do not burn them while browning!

Serve with Dumplings or Spaetzle and Red Cabbage.


The rolled up uncooked rouladen can be wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen for future use.
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If prepared the day before, do not overcook the meat !

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