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german rouladen (braised beef rolls)

a recipe by
JoSele Swopes

This makes quite the statement when having a family or friend get together. Goes great with German potato salad, red cabbage Parsley potatoes, to include a nice German beer along with them and for desert some watermelon. I have made this many times for decades just never took any pictures. Here's pröbst to you Enjoy!

serves Depends on slices of the meat
prep time 25 Min
cook time 6 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For german rouladen (braised beef rolls)

  • 4 lb
    beef skirt steak
  • 1 md
    red onion
  • 2 lg
    red bell pepper
  • 1 jar
    dill pickle spears
  • 1 jar
    german mustard
  • sea salt
  • ground pepper (fresh)
  • 1 lb
    bacon (medium sliced)
  • spray olive oil
  • toothpicks

How To Make german rouladen (braised beef rolls)

  • 1
    Either have your butcher do this or you can. Slice 4" wide and 1/16" thin at an angle. Set a side. Chill while doing the rest of the preparation.
  • 2
    Slice your bell pepper in half length wise and then slice medium thick slices, and set a side.
  • 3
    Cut onion in half length wise and then slice medium thick slices and set a side.
  • 4
    Next take out enough dill pickle spears out and drain set them a side too.
  • 5
    Taking one slice of meat at a time. Lightly sprinkle your sea salt and pepper on both sides. The on the side of your meat that you will roll everything up in, spread a thin layer of your mustard on each one.
  • 6
    Then take each one and place a slice or two of bell pepper and onion slices also.
  • 7
    Then add one well drained dill pickle to them.
  • 8
    Roll each one tightly then wrap well with your bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • 9
    If using the broiler place on a well greased broiler pan. If grilling place on grill as to not fall through.
  • 10
    Braise on each side approx 3 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
  • 11
    You can make these ahead of time the day before and chill over night makes them better to handle and saves time for you.