German Rouladen (Braised beef rolls)

German Rouladen (braised Beef Rolls) Recipe

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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!


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Depends on slices of the meat
25 Min
6 Min


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

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.

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About German Rouladen (Braised beef rolls)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Dairy Free Kosher

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