I love German food and thought I would share a few recipes with you this week. Rouladen is my absolute favorite. When you hear the ingredients you may find them a little strange, but trust me, they are yummy!
1 large onion chopped
8 oz dill pickles chopped
Diced Bacon cooked
Spicy Brown Mustard (German senf is the best)
2 1/2 cups beef stock
1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced beef
Step 2: After pounding the meat flat (use a tenderizer or the side of a plate), spread a layer of mustard on each piece.
Step 4: Roll it up like a burrito and secure with a toothpick. (Apparently after this step, I got so excited about eating the Rouladen that I forgot to take pictures. )
Step 5: Brown the rolls in a little olive oil or butter.
Step 6: Add beef stock . Because I can't let anything go to waste, I dump in any leftover onions and pickles. Cover and let simmer a few hours.
If you want to be authentic you should add some Maggi (it's kinda like German soy sauce) or just add salt to taste.Step 7: Right before serving, remove rolls. Mix a 1/2 cup cold water and 1/4 cup flour. Gradually add to pan and stir until mixed well and it makes a thick gravy.
Serve with Rotkohl and Spaetzel
I made this a few nights ago and I'm all out of leftovers and this picture is making me hungry.
UPDATE: I wanted to make Rouladen but I was missing a few ingredients. I made some substitutions and I think it was the best EVER!
I used sweet relish instead of chopped dill pickles
I used Pancetta instead of bacon.
I cooked it in the slow cooker for 4 hours on high.
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