It’s the time again for a taste of Germany. Today we are making Rolladen. In other words beef roll ups. It’s delicious and part of a typical Sunday Menu in Germany. Serve it with spaetzle (egg noodles) and Blaukraut (Red Cabbage) and you are good to go and the star of your family. I never met a person who doesn’t like it.
Here is what you will need ( For Four)
1 Beef Round Tops for Each Serving
(Sliced Thin Meat will do)
String (For Tying them up)
(Tooth picks will work too)
1 White Onion
2 Gloves of Garlic
1 Slice of Bacon for Each Roll up
1 Green Pepper
(Mushroom if you like them)
You can to them two ways.
This the best way. Put the Onion, the garlic, the pepper, and 3-4 tablespoons of Mustard, (the mushrooms) in little food processors. Make a paste out of it.
Sprinkle both sides of each slice of meat with salt and pepper. Use a butter knife and coat each slice with the paste. Place the raw bacon on top of it. Roll the slice up.
Mince the Onion and the Garlic. Slice the pepper and the fresh mushrooms. Coat the sprinkled (Salt and Pepper) beef slices with the mustard. Place the onions and garlic on top followed by the slice of bacon. Add two slices of pepper and a couple slices of mushroom on top. Then roll them up. And follow the rest of the directions. Sometimes things fall out of rolladen when you roll it.
Use easy identifiable string to tie the roll together.
Or stick those toothpicks in the Roll-ups. However they are harder to brown that way.
Put four teaspoons of Olive Oil in a frying pan. Heat the pan up. Place the beef roll ups in the frying pan and brown them. Take the roll- ups out of the frying pan and place them in a Crock pot or pot. Cover them with water so the water reaches the top of each roll-ups. Turn the stove on low and let it simmer for about two hours. Make dark gravy out of the sauce as usual. Take it out and serve it next to spaetzle or potato balls and Blaukraut.
I buy them from the commissary in a box and follow the instructions. If you have egg noodles they work fine with them too. Remember you have strings around the roll- ups. Make sure you let your guests know so they won’t eat them.