Beef Rouladen Recipe (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker) ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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This Rouladen recipe, aka Rinderrouladen, is similar to the traditional Rouladen (beef rollups) made throughout Germany, however it uses a pressure cooker. In my case, it's an Instant Pot.
Pressure cookers are very commonly used in Germany, however, I haven't had one for years!
The last time I had a pressure cooker was about 35 years ago. You know, the type that makes a mess on the ceiling!
My Facebook fans let me know that the modern ones are very safe and much easier to use.
This is the one that they recommended the most: the Instant Pot Duo. It has over 18,000 reviews at 4.7/5 stars!
How could I buy anything else? I'm having so much fun with converting German recipes.
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This Instant Pot Duo combines 7 appliances in 1: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer. I can't believe I lived most of my life without it!
These German beef roulades are great dinner idea for special occasions. They do take a bit of time to prepare.
HOWEVER, if you want to have these same flavors in a less expensive and a much quicker recipe, then check out the Flatladen recipe I created. It has all the flavor of Rouladen, especially the wonderful gravy ... but it's perfect for a week night meal! My family LOVES this!
What to serve with Rouladen?
For us, it's usually potato dumplings and red cabbage. Sometimes, I'll make boiled potatoes and baby carrots or mixed veggies, when it needs to go fast.
Ready? Let's make some Rouladen ...
Pound your meat thin, spread with mustard, and get the rest of the ingredients ready.
I find setting things up in an assembly-line style makes everything go faster and easier.
You can use either wooden picks or metal skewers to hold your rouladen together. Or, if you are blessed, you'll actually have metal rouladen clips available. Some people like to use a thin kitchen twine or thick thread to hold theirs together.
Whatever way you choose, just make sure you remove them before serving!
Now, you're ready to brown the rouladen in the Instant Pot pressure cooker (or whichever pressure cooker you have).
Make sure you take the time to brown the rouladen. Don't rush this step.
The browning will ensure a wonderful flavor, especially in the gravy. The little bits that stick to the bottom of the pot are the basis for the gravy. The more browned, without burning, the more intense the taste.
Once the meat has browned, and you've added the rest of the ingredients according to the recipe, making sure you have scraped up all those lovely browned bits, you are ready to seal the pressure cooker and set it.
Make sure you always follow the manufacturer's requirements for sealing and setting your cooker. Safety first!
Seal pressure cooker and set to Manual for 20 minutes and use Natural Release.
Yes, it only takes 20 minutes under pressure to cook the rouladen to fork-tenderness. However, for calculating the timing, you also need to add the time for the pressure cooker to come to pressure. Natural Release will also add extra time.
To figure out the total time, you'll need to know your cooker. Those coming-to-pressure times and the Natural-Release times are different depending on the make and model. Your pressure cooker (including the Instant Pot) manual will have those times available for you.
Once the Natural Release has finished, open your pressure cooker, remove the rouladen and set them aside and keep warm. Make the gravy according to the recipe below.
Then you are ready to enjoy absolute fork tender meat with the most amazing flavor ... easy and quick. German perfection!
Rouladen Recipe (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker) ❤️
- 4 slices top round, about 1 lb (see hints below)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard or German mustard
- 2 slices bacon, cut into strips
- 2 onions
- 2 pickles
- salt and pepper
- oil or butter for frying
- 3 carrots
- 1 celery rib, cubed
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 cup beef broth or water (see hints below)
- Season beef slices with salt, paprika, and freshly ground pepper. Thinly spread mustard on top of each slice.
one onion. Cut one carrot into strips. Cut pickle in half lengthwise.
Divide chopped onion, carrot strips, pickles, and bacon strips on one
end of each roulade.
- Roll up slices (think 'burrito'), tucking the ends in and securing with skewers, wooden cocktail picks, or thread.
- Set Instant Pot (IP) to sauté. Once hot, add butter (or oil), about 4 tbsp. Brown rouladen well on all sides.
- Once the rouladen are browned, remove to a plate. Remove most of the fat from IP.
- Slice remaining onion. Add to the IP. Add carrots and celery. Lightly brown vegetables. Add tomato paste.
- Add beef broth or water (and wine, see below), stir to scrape up brown bits from bottom of IP.
- Return rouladen to IP. Seal pressure cooker and set to Manual for 20 minutes and use Natural Release.
rouladen and keep warm. Set IP to sauté. Make gravy by either blending
the cooking liquid with hand blender and thickening with about 1 - 2
tbsp cornstarch dissolved in a bit of water. Alternatively, sieve out
vegetables and thicken. Or just thicken as is.
- Season gravy to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. If you wish, add sour cream to gravy.
- Remove skewers, picks, or thread to serve rouladen with their gravy.
- Have butcher cut beef top round
into thin slices, about ⅜ inch thick. Each roulade should measure at
least 6 inches by 4 inches. Gently pound meat until it is about ⅛ to
¼ inch thick. Be careful not to put holes in meat. The larger the
roulade, the easier it is to roll up.
- Replace ½ cup of the water or broth with red wine.
- For my traditional rouladen recipe, check out German Beef Rouladen.
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By Oma Gerhild Fulson
This Rouladen recipe is what I make when I'm in a hurry by using my pressure cooker (Instant Pot). The meat is so tender!!!
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