German Beef Rouladen from the Crabtrees Serving in Germany

Rouladen is a classical German recipe consisting of thinly sliced and pounded-out beef that is stuffed with salt, pepper, mustard, bacon, onions, and pickles. You sear the beef and then simmer it in a flavorful beef sauce until it is tender.




Ingredients for the Rouladen:


For the Rouladen:

• 2 pounds top round beef, cut into 8 large slices

• 1/3 cup Dijon or German mustard
• 8 slices of bacon, cut in half
• ½ peeled and thinly sliced yellow onion
• 5 small-medium size pickles, julienne
• salt and pepper

For the Sauce:

• 2 thinly sliced leeks
• 1 peeled and large diced yellow onions
• 2 peeled and large diced carrots
• 2 large diced celery stalks
• 6-8 parsley stems with leaves
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1 cup cabernet sauvignon wine
• 4 cups beef stock
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• salt and pepper to taste
• 2 tablespoons of red currant jelly, optional


Ingredients for the Spaetzle:

• 3 cups all-purpose flour

• 5 large eggs
• ¾ cup water
• 1 teaspoon salt
• ¼ cup unsalted butter



To follow along with the video the Crabtree’s used to make this dish click this link: German Beef Rouladen Recipe + Homemade Spaetzle – YouTube

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