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Rouladen Hausfrauenart – Housewives’ Beef Roulade

Thanks to Christel Verner who sent in this gorgeous recipe from Remscheid in Germany. If you have a recipe you want to share with us please send it in with a picture to

8 thin slices of sirloin steak, around 2lbs
2 Carrots
3 small onions
2 cloves of garlic
Spicy gherkins
8 slices of bacon
Dijon mustard
Olive Oil
¾ litre of Beef Stock
1 large glass of wine
Salt & Pepper

Chop 2 onions and the garlic cloves roughly
Slice 1 onion into rings
Slice the carrots
Slice the gherkins lengthways

Lie the beef slices flat, season with salt and pepper and spread a thick layer of mustard on each one. Put one slice of bacon on each then layer with some gherkins and sliced onion rings. Roll each one and secure with tooth picks.

Heat oil in a casserole dish and braise all sides of the beef. Add the roughly chopped garlic, onion and carrots. Add beef stock and red wine. Cover and cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 2 hours. Remove roulade from dish and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, reduce the remaining liquid to make a delicious sauce. This dish is usually served in Germany with red cabbage and mashed potatoes.