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Crockpot Beef Rouladen


Making Beef Rouladen
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Crockpot Beef Rouladen is a simple German main dish recipe cooked to perfection in your crockpot. There may be other versions out there, but this is the one I like.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds round steak
  • 1/4 cup stone ground mustard
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 dill pickle spears, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (16 ounce) package baby carrots
  • 1-1/2 cups beef stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cut round steak into six pieces. Place between sheets of plastic wrap and flatten with a rolling pin. Spread each piece with some mustard and set aside.

In large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel; crumble and set aside. In drippings remaining in skillet sauté onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Remove onions and bell pepper from pan with slotted spoon. Combine with bacon and pickles in a medium bowl.

Divide mixture among beef pieces and roll up. Tie with kitchen string. Dredge each roll in 1/4 cup flour; shake off excess.

Add butter to skillet; brown beef rolls, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Place carrots in bottom of 4-6 quart slow cooker. Top with beef rolls as they brown. Pour beef broth over all. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours until carrots are tender and beef is very tender. Remove beef rolls from crockpot; carefully remove kitchen string. Remove carrots from crockpot using slotted spoon.

In small bowl combine sour cream and 1 tablespoon flour; mix well, then stir into liquid remaining in crockpot. Stir to combine, turn heat to high, and return carrots, then beef rolls to crockpot. Cook for 10-20 minutes longer until sauce thickens; season with salt and pepper. Serve carrots and beef rolls with sour cream sauce.

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