This rouladen recipe ("Rinderrouladen") is similar to the traditional rouladen (beef rollups) made throughout Germany. A delicious variation! Instead of adding pickles (which we love), other vegetables are added, some inside the roulade, and others into the cooking liquid.
Gravy-covered Beef Rouladen
If you really want to, you can add the pickles too. Still delicious - just not traditional for this recipe. In fact, the traditional filling can even be purchased in German grocery stores. I didn't look any closer at the jar. I just couldn't imagine someone using that when the easiest of all stuffings is plain onions, bacon, and pickles in the middle!
These German beef roulades are great dinner idea for special occasions. They do take a bit of time to prepare. If you want to have these same flavors in a less expensive and quicker recipe, then check out the Flatladen recipe I created.
By the way, the word "Rinderrouladen" simply means "Beef Rollups", "Rind" (rhymes with wind) being the German word for "beef".
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