Mom's Traditional German Beef Rouladen (Rinderrouladen)
150 mins (prep 30, cooking 120)
15 ingredients
8 servings
Traditional German Beef Rouladen with a wonderful gravy, just as my mother made and now I make. This is a family favorite, and an excellent Sunday or Holiday meal. We enjoy our rouladen with boiled new potatoes or potato dumplings and a side of my German Rotkohl German Rotkohl - Spiced Red Cabbage With Apples and Wine or Country Green Beans Oma's Country Green Beans With Bacon & Onion (Gruene Bohnen). I sometimes serve dinner rolls with fresh butter, to round out the meal. Guten appetit!

Categories:  holiday , european , main-dish , beef , german , meat , heirloom~historical , christmas , <-4-hours , time-to-make ,
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  • 2 1/2 lbs lean high-quality beef round steak, cut into 8 equal rectangular sections and pounded flat
  • 8 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, finely chopped (may use dill relish)
  • 1/4 cup oil, for frying
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water, to cover (or hot beef broth)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced (for serving)
  • wooden toothpick (or may use cooking twine or white thread for securing rouladen)


Serving Size (29.81 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 94.34 Calories from Fat 74.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.23g 101.35%
Saturated Fat 1.06g 42.27%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.59mg 1.58%
Sodium 95.48mg 31.83%
Total Carbohydrate 4.79g 12.77%
Dietary Fiber 0.89 g 28.48%
Sugars 0.5 g %
Protein 0.78g 12.48%
Vitamin A 24.26IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.7mg% Iron 0.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean, beef round steak, yellow mustard, salt and pepper, slices bacon, dill pickles, hot water, fresh parsley, toothpick