German Beef Rouladen

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A favorite meal I prepare for guests while in the US are Rouladen, because it can’t be found in many restaurants. The best meat for Rouladen is Top Round beef, cut into 1/4 inch thin steaks

You need to have everything ready. Chop the onions, pickles and bacon. I used to cook my Rouladen in the Dutch Oven or a large deep pan with top. Now I have a Ninja Foodi Pressure cooker that is similar like my retired Instant Pot. I prefer this method, the Rouladen won’t fall apart. From the time of preparation it will take about 2 hours, shorter with the Ninja Foodi, about an hour.

Rouladen can be cooked in the “Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi”. Sear the filled Rouladen on all sides in a pan. Place Rouladen on a trivet and add 2 cups of broth, 1/2 onion and tomato paste. Cook at high pressure 15 to 18 minutes depending on thickness, then a 10 minutes slow release. Remove onion, thicken the sauce, season with additional salt and pepper, beef cube. Add some red wine, and/or Worcestershire sauce at the end

If you cannot find thinly sliced beef (Milanesa), have a speciality store or Deli butcher slice it for you. For this recipe I bought a 3 lb Top Round Beef Roast which I froze for 2 hours. With a large sharp knife it can be easily sliced very thin

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If this is all too much work, you can buy Rouladen Sauce mix below:

Serve with Potato pureeBread dumplingsSpätzle or Potato dumplings and gravy