Rouladen (Stuffed Beef)

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

German recipe.


  1. Place the rouladen on the counter.
  2. Spread mustard on each rouladen.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place 2 bacon strips on each rouladen.
  5. On one end of the rouladen, place a pickle and onion (with the pickle being on outer end, then onion).
  6. Roll the rouladen and either use toothpickes or thread to keep in place.
  7. The best pot to use if you have it is cast iron, but a regular roasting pot is fine too.
  8. Place olive oil and water on bottom of pot.
  9. Put in the rouladen.
  10. Put about 6 bay leaves in the pot.
  11. Bake at 325-350 degrees for at least 3 hours.
  12. A good slow cook to have all the flavors blend in and for the pickle and onion to be moist.
Most Helpful

This was great! I put mine in the corck pot, though. Turned out very tender and savory. Very easy to make.

Amy McFeeters December 27, 2001

Wonderful recipe. I used a dark German mustard to spread on the meat. I also did them in a crockpot - 4 1/2 hours on low they were tender and delicious. I added a tin of Veggie broth with garlic & onions already in it, then made a gravy out of the broth just before serving. Served with Spatzle, fried cabbage, new carrots & sugar peas - There were no complaints I can assure you Thanks Patty for a good recipe

Bergy March 16, 2003

Started with beef loin, butterflied. Put the bacon, onion and mustard on the loin and rolled it, securing it with skewers. Browned it in a cast iron pan, added a bit of water and a few bay leave, covered it with foil and baked it at 325 for a few hours. It was absolutely yummy! Thank you for posting. NOTE: The pickle was purposely omitted.

dogsandwoods February 14, 2010