Lighter Beef Rouladen

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

" Rouladen usually have bacon inside along with the onions and dill pickle - I made them without bacon and they were still very tasty. Rouladens are a traditional German dish frequently served with spaetzle. The meat roll slices are thin slices of Flank steak or inside round about 6 inches wide by 8 inches long. You can buy them ready cut at almost any butcher shop. The gravy in this recipe is lovely so you will want to serve them with mashed potatoes or a crispy bun to soak up the gravy. Soaking up the gravy is not part of this being a lighter recipe. I used a horseradish mustard and it added a nice zip."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (660 g)
  • Calories 604.9
  • Total Fat - 45.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 24.6 mg
  • Sodium - 605.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.6 g
  • Sugars - 8.4 g
  • Protein - 21.3 g
  • Calcium - 243.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Unroll each rouladen and smear 1 1/2 tablespoons of mustard on each covering the whole rouladen

Step 2

Place two miniature dill pickles or half a large dill pickle in the middle of each rouladen

Step 3

Add a quarter of the chopped onion to each rouladen

Step 4

Roll the rouladen around the onions and pickle as tightly as you can, secure each with two toothpicks placed long ways as if you are sewing with the pick

Step 5

Lightly spray a skillet with oil and brown the rouladen. Your skillet will need a lid

Step 6

Pour in the beef broth, cover and simmer for 1 hour

Step 7

Mix the cornstarch with a bit of water and mix well, add to the skillet about 15 minutes before serving.

Step 8

Continue cooking until the gravy has thickened

Step 9


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These came out excellent...the hubby didn't even know there wasn't any bacon in them...I used beef consomme instead of the beef has a stronger flavor that we enjoy...served it with noodles for the yummy sauce...made for "Alphabet" tag game at FFF

review by:
(14 May 2020)