Rouladen, comfort across the miles #SundaySupper #Recipe

rouladenWhenever I get ready for a MidLife Road Trip, I have a million and one things to do. One of the most important is to make sure my husband has everything he needs until I return. He works hard and has long days and always looks forward to coming home to dinner. So before I head out on the road, I make sure to stock the refrigerator with some of his favorite dishes. When we were first married he introduced me to his favorite meal, Rouladen and dumplings. His parents had immigrated here from Germany and this dinner was a staple in his home growing up. His mother was an excellent cook. This Sunday Supper recipe is a version of her Rouladen that I have changed up and put my personal touch on with a nod to his heritage.

No matter how many miles away I am, I always leave dinner back home, cooked with love.  Recipe –>



6-8 thin sliced Beef top round

1lb thick cut bacon

2 sweet onions, chopped

3 garlic pickles, sliced thin

Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Garlic Powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Beef Stock or Broth


Flatten beef slices with tenderizer mallet

Season meat with garlic powder, salt and fresh ground pepper.

Spread thin layer of mustard on top of each slice.

Fry chopped bacon almost until done. Add chopped onion to

bacon and cook until translucent.

Place pickle slices evenly on meat and cover with a layer of

onion and bacon mixture. Save bacon grease.

Roll up slices, tucking the ends in and securing with skewers or

wooden picks.

Heat skillet with bacon grease and tablespoon of olive oil

Brown rouladen well on all sides and remove from skillet.

Add 1 1/2  cups of Beef stock stirring up browned bits.

Return rouladen to skillet, bring to simmer and cover.

Simmer for about 1 1/2 hours.

Remove rouladen and thicken gravy with 1-2 tbsp corn starch.

Guten Appetit!

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  1. Renee says:

    My absolute favorite German beef dish! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe for the Heritage #SundaySupper event.

  2. Oh my goodness this looks incredible and can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing this dish with #SundaySupper – glad I found your blog today and can’t wait to read more!

  3. These look absolutely amazing! I’ve never had rouladen, but I know it’s a favorite of my wife. I can’t wait to surprise her with these!

  4. sunithi says:

    Hi, welcome to the tribe & your first #SundaySupper ! Love this. Will try it out ! Looking forward to more recipes 🙂

  5. This is the first time I’ve heard of this dish and it looks great!! My husband is from German | Austrian heritage and I’m sure he is going to love it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. We LOVE Rouladen in our house too. I’ve never made it with pickles though, Hmmmmm 🙂 Thank you for sharing it for #SundaySupper!

  7. I wasn’t a fan of the rouladen I tried years ago as it had a very vinegary sauce – your recipe intrigues me so much I pinned to my dinner recipes to try and it’s already been repinned several times today. Nice sounding recipes, thanks!

  8. Katy says:

    How lovely! What would he do without you?!

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