German Beef Rouladen

German Beef Rouladen

DebbyO 7

"This is another great German recipe that reminds me of my mom's wonderful cooking. Enjoy this unique and delicious dish!"


55 m servings 351 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 44.6 g
  • 89%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 1133 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Spread 1/2 tablespoon mustard over one side of each piece of meat. Sprinkle the onion, paprika, salt, and pepper evenly over the steaks. Lay one slice of bacon on each piece. Roll the steaks jelly-roll style and secure with toothpicks.
  2. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook meat on all sides until browned. Add the beef broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the meat rolls. Strain the broth mixture and return liquid to the skillet. Whisk together the cornstarch and 1 cup of water. Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the skillet, stirring continually until the sauce has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the sour cream. Return rolls to the sauce; serve immediately.
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  1. 75 Ratings


Pilar - I didn't add pickle because I don't care for it, but will eat it if this recipe is made that way. It doesn't matter what kind of freakin' onion you use in the recipe either. And,... fi...

I grew up in Germany and my mom would fix rouladen for Sundays or special occassions. The one addition that I add is dill pickle along with the mustard, the bacon and the onion. I then fix a b...

My husband and I both loved this dish! The only change that I made was I used a full can of beef broth instead of half (making 4 servings)and an emergency substitution of flour for cornstarch wh...

Wow this Rouladen are so wrong that ain't even funny I'm german and I never in my whole live heard of making them this way, Original Rouladen have pickles and red onions in it. Also there is no ...

I too grew up with a German mother and have been making this for about 30 years. I do have to agree about the cubes steaks...not a good idea. A thin steak is the best. But I do have to disagr...

I seared the meat rolls first in my pressure cooker and then cooked them for 30 minutes. These were great with noodles!

I was really glad to see your note about the cut of meat and the longer cooking time. I simmer the meat in the broth mixture (I add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste) for 1 1/2 to two hou...

This was so easy and SOOO good! I used the beef that is already sliced super thin, substituted onion powder (I didn't have any onions on hand!), used dijon mustard and used real bacon crumbs (f...

My family loved it, even my picky husband :) I used round steak instead of cube steak and fried the bacon lightly prior to making my rolls. I also fried the rolls in the bacon grease, and added ...