Boiled Beef With Dill Pickle Gravy

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From the book Czech and Slovak Touches. Recipe from Rose and Lumir Vondracek own and operate Vondracek's 16th Avenue Meat Market in the Czech Village, Cedar Rapids.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the sliced beef about 2 hours, or until tender.
  2. Melt the butter and mix with the flour.
  3. Fry to make light golden roux, add to beef broth along with pickles, vinegar, and dill (optional).
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the gravy thickens.
  5. Stir constantly to prevent lumping.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour the hot gravy over the sliced beef.
  8. Serve with bread dumplings.
  9. Use the remaining broth to make delicious beef soup.