This beef rouladen recipe, along with potato dumplings and red cabbage, are among our most cherished authentic German recipes.
What could be better than to serve this as your traditional German Christmas food!
This is a real treat, especially for company, birthdays, and holidays ... or anytime you have something special to celebrate. And they're easy to make. Here, my granddaughter made them for her birthday.
I find it just as easy to make twice as many of these beef rolls as I need. The extras freeze well, as long as they are covered in their gravy. Thaw them in the fridge and then reheat.
There are many versions of this beef rouladen recipe, with a difference in filling being the usual change.
Some add pickles, others don't. Some add other vegetables, others minimize the fillings. Use Black Forest ham instead of bacon.
If you love rouladen, but want something a bit easier for everyday, then try my own flatladen recipe. Created by me for my boys. We ALL love it!
I usually make two rouladen for each person, but this really depends on the size of the top round slices I get from the butcher.
Sometimes they are quite large and one roulade is all that's needed for one serving.
But I find that even though one SHOULD be enough per person, because they are so good, most people like to take a second one.
Or, often times they will share a second one with someone else.
Because of this, I usually make as many as my budget allows, hoping for leftovers, because these taste so great the next day, heated gently in their gravy.
Does your budget say "too expensive" to make these German rouladen often? Then, do try my flatladen recipe. It's what a created to give the same great rouladen and gravy taste without all the work or expense.
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