Monday, March 24, 2014

Gratitude Monday–My First Rouladen

I made my first batch of rouladen yesterday and I am grateful it turned out.
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My husband and I were discussing something Saturday morning that sent him looking through our various ethnic cookbooks for a rouladen recipe.
I honestly cannot recall the subject, but I do recall him finding a few recipes that he knew were simply not correct.
They were not what he was used to. Me either, for that matter.
It stuck with me. I decided I had to make some and yesterday I got the opportunity.
I checked a few recipes on the Internet for procedure and then made the recipe up.

In short, I spread mustard on one side of the thin beef slice, topped it with pickle, a sliced of cooked bacon and a mushroom  and onion mix I cooked in the bacon grease.
I rolled the beef, secured it with toothpicks and then browned the rouladen in the remaining bacon grease to which I'd added olive oil.
Once browned I took them out,  deglazed the pan with water and red wine, put the meat back in to simmer for about 20 minutes and then popped it in the oven.
It nestled beside the veggies at 350 for about an hour.
The only spices I used were salt and pepper.

It was good. Really good. If that sounds like bragging, it is.
I am grateful it worked out, and I am grateful it was so much fun to make.


Tabor said...

I have never had this, but it sound pretty good. Of course, anything with bacon fat has a head start.

messymimi said...

That's a dish i'd never heard of, but it sounds like something my Sweetie would love. Thank you for sharing your instructions for it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Tabor, it was good. And you are right about bacon fat.

Messymimi, my pleasure. I strongly recommend you checking for more thorough instructions before making this.

Virginia Lee said...

When I finally get up your way, Leah, lets have this! It sounds nummy. Thank you for sharing! xo

Leah J. Utas said...

Absolutely, Virginia Lee. It'll be my pleasure to cook it for you.

the Bag Lady said...

Sounds fabulous, cousin! I may have to try making it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Cousin, I strongly recommend it. I think you'll like it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Cousin, I strongly recommend it. I think you'll like it.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sounds delicious! Darn, yet again I wish I lived closer by so I could invite myself over to dinner! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, you and the Lobster have a standing invitation to dinner.

Hilary said...

Oh that looks so yummy. You have every reason and right to brag. I love when first tries at a meal turns out well. Of course that's when I should write down what I did.. and never do. ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

I tend to not write down what I do either, Hilary. This recipe is an exception in that a record of what I did now exists.
That said, next time I made rouladen it will be different.