Beef Rouladen

  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 6 beef top round steaks or beef sirloin steaks (1/4 pound each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 dill pickle spears
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Hot cooked noodles

In a large skillet, saute onions in 2 tablespoons of oil until tender; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Pound steaks to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread with mustard and top with onions. Place a pickle at one short end and a bacon strip lengthwise on top. Roll up jelly-roll style; secure with toothpicks. Set aside 1 tablespoon flour for thickening. Coat the roll-ups with remaining flour.

In the same skillet, cook roll-ups in remaining oil over medium heat until browned on all sides. Add the water, bouillon, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.

Remove roll-ups and keep warm. Combine butter and reserved flour; add to the pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf and toothpicks. Serve beef and gravy with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.

 

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