Go Back
+ servings


German comfort food
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: German comfort food, Oktoberfest, rouladen, traditional German dinners
Servings: 4
Calories: 418kcal


  • 1.5 lb thinly slices round steak--8 slices
  • 3/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 8 dill pickle spears
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Pound round steaks with a meat mallet to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook until it's just translucent. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Divide the onion evenly over each pounded round steak. Place a slice of bacon over the onion then place a dill pickle spear over that. Roll up and secure each roll with a toothpick.
  • In the same skillet you cooked the onions in, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef rolls on all sides.
  • Add the beef stock to the pan, heat to boiling then reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes or until the beef is tender.
  • Mix the flour and water so there are no lumps.
  • Remove the beef rolls from the pan and whisk in the flour/water mixture. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the beef rolls back to the pan and heat for 5 minutes to heat through.


What I do is get an eye of round roast and slice of thin slices then pound them down very thinly.
For UK readers--the bacon is streaky bacon.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 2142mg | Potassium: 986mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 4mg