My German friend taught me this dish, and my hubby has been requesting it weekly since!

Today, we’re exploring an iconic dish from German cuisine: German Beef Rouladen. A celebrated staple during special occasions and holidays, Beef Rouladen captures the essence of European stuffed meat traditions, akin to the French roulade and the Italian involtini. This culinary gem involves thin beef slices rolled around a hearty filling of bacon, onions, mustard, and pickles, offering a rich tapestry of flavors that beckon the culinary curious and those looking to impress at a dinner party.

To perfectly round off this dish, consider serving it with Rotkohl (braised red cabbage) and either creamy mashed potatoes or Spätzle (soft egg noodles). These sides are quintessentially German, providing a comforting and balanced meal that complements the depth of the rouladen.

German Beef Rouladen

4 slices top round beef, about 1/4 inch thick

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 teaspoons German mustard (substitute with Dijon or spicy mustard if needed)

4 slices bacon

1 onion, thinly sliced

4 small dill pickles, sliced lengthwise

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup beef broth



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