Beef Rolls (Rindsrouladen)

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Germany. This recipe is from my German great-grandmother. I took these to my son's school for "Heritage Day" when he was young. The other students/parents were a little "apprehensive" to try them when they were told these rolls had pickles, onions, and mustard in them. Needless to say, they were a big hit and I didn't bring any leftovers home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season beef slices with salt and pepper; spread thinly with mustard. Using about 2/3 of the onion, sprinkle beef slices evenly
  2. with onion, bacon and pickle. Roll up slices and secure with skewers, toothpicks or string.
  3. Heat shortening in a medium skillet. Add beef rolls; saute until well browned, turning occasionally. Add remaining onion; saute until light golden brown. Add tomato paste and stock. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and simmer about 1 hour. To thicken sauce, combine flour and a small amount of wine. Stir flour mixture into cooking liquid. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened. Remove skewers.
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Beef Rouladen is one of my favorite German recipes and this version is very good. Made as written with a couple minor adjustments, I used 2 cups of beef broth and added 1/2 cup red wine, so I could have plenty of sauce which I thickened with a cornstarch slurry. Wonderful flavor and oh so tender. Thanks for a superb meal. Made for your win in the 2011 football pool ~ Conference Championships Week.

Papa D 1946-2012 January 30, 2012

Wonderful rouladen. I made them with NY steak but they came out great. Loved the gravy to go with them. Served with crispy potato wedges.

adopt a greyhound January 17, 2011

This was always my menu choice at Richter's Chalet in Dearborn. Haven't been there in years and this brought back fond memories! YUM! The rolls were tender and tasty. Served with Swiss Spaetzle (Very Easy Homemade Noodle)
Swiss Spaetzle (Very Easy Homemade Noodle)topped with the delicious gravy, this was a great German treat. Thanks for sharing Bayhill. This will be made frequently. Made for your win in Football Week 2010 Week 12.

ElaineAnn January 13, 2011