Monday, September 17, 2007


A Great Dish For The Crock Pot Or Oven.
This is a recipe that a friend from Germany taught me to prepare. We enjoy this dish and find it is a great to prepare ahead for company. 
round steak cut 1/4" thick and no more
prepared mustard
salt and pepper
diced onion
Have the butcher cut the steak as thin as possible and not more than 1/4 inch thick. Lay the steak flat on your work surface and spread with a thin layer of mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the steak into serving size pieces. I usually get four pieces to one round steak. Place one half of a strip of bacon which has been fried almost crisp on each serving size, add diced onion, parsley and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Roll each rouladen and tie close to each end with cotton cord. Do not use anything but 100% cotton cord to tie the rolls.
Lightly coat each roll with flour and brown in a skillet with oil. Watch the skillet close as you do not want the flour to burn in the skillet with too high a heat. When each roll is browned, remove from the skillet. Add a chopped tomato and julienne carrot strips to skillet and allow the tomato to cook thoroughly. Add water and decarmelize the skillet scraping the bottom of the skillet and add a roux (flour blended with water) to make a thin gravy. At this point you can place the rouladens in a crock pot and pour the gravy to cover and simmer to tenderness or return rouladens to skillet and finish cooking. Serve rouladens with mashed potatoes and the gravy.
TIP: From experience I learned that I can heat my crockpot on a high setting for about one-half hour and when I place my food in the crock pot I am reducing the cooking time starting with a warmed crockpot.


William said...

I have looked at a number of Rouladen recipes and yours makes the most sense to me and I plan to try it. William, Plant City FL

Dine With Donna said...

William; This recipe was given to me by a friend who came from the Munich area of Germany. I consider it very authentic. I have made this often and must say it is very tasty and always deserves compliments.