The base of this recipe came from our area, the German community of a small town in Delhi, Ontario Canada. I've tweaked it a bit over time. My family loves this, and it's a good way to spend a cold afternoon. I serve this with whipped potatoes and a vegetable - tonight we had beets in Harvard sauce.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat in a large frying pan; stir in 1 onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Stir pork, ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; stir in onion. Pour beaten eggs over meat mixture; mix with your hands until well combined.

  • Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons of meat mixture onto each beef slice; top each with one pickle quarter. Roll beef slices around filling; secure each roll with a toothpick.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in the same frying pan; place rolls into pan and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove rolls; place in a single layer in a roasting pan.

  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the same frying pan over medium heat; cook and stir remaining onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in 3 cups water, tomato paste, sherry, bouillon granules, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Pour sauce over rolls in roasting pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 3 hours; remove from oven to turn rolls over halfway through the cooking time.

  • Remove rolls to a heated platter. Place roasting pan with sauce on the stove; bring to a boil. Whisk cornstarch and 1/3 cup water together in a cup; slowly whisk cornstarch mixture into sauce until thickened, about 5 minutes. Drizzle some sauce over the rouladen; serve the remaining sauce in a gravy boat.

Cook's Note:

Go to the butcher and ask for rouladen. A good butcher will know exactly what you want. If not, tell him you need 16 slices (about 3x4 inches each) of good beef.

Nutrition Facts

476 calories; 25.3 g total fat; 161 mg cholesterol; 2221 mg sodium. 21.2 g carbohydrates; 38.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2014
If you enjoy spicy dishes then add your spice to the meat mixture and/or sauce. Thanks for trying this traditional dish we do love it. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2014
Made this as written. It was missing something. Very bland. This recipe was not worth the work involved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2014
If you enjoy spicy dishes then add your spice to the meat mixture and/or sauce. Thanks for trying this traditional dish we do love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2014
If you enjoy spicy dishes then add your spice to the meat mixture and/or sauce. Thanks for trying this traditional dish we do love it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2014
Made this as written. It was missing something. Very bland. This recipe was not worth the work involved. Read More
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