smoked german rouladen


  • 2 Pound Beef, eye of round

  • 4 Tablespoon Mustard, German stone ground

  • 1 Pound thick-cut bacon

  • 2 Large yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 Jar dill pickle spears

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 2 1/2 Cup beef stock

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 2 Clove garlic, smashed

  • 2 Tablespoon corn starch

  • 4 Tablespoon cold water

  • 1 Cup heavy cream



Place each slice of beef (1/4 inch thick) between 2 layers of plastic wrap and pound thin using a meat mallet. Generously spread one side of each filet with 1/2 tablespoon of mustard. Place bacon, onions and pickle slices on each steak.


Wrap the steak around the bacon, pickles and onions to form a tight roll. Use string of toothpicks to hold the roll together. Season with the salt and cracked black pepper.


When ready to cook, start the Z Grill grill and set the temperature to 185 degrees F and preheat for 10-15 minutes. Place the rolls directly on the grill grate and smoke for 30 minutes.


Remove the steak rolls from the grill, close the lid and increase the temperature to 325 degrees.


Allow the grill to preheat while you prepare the braising liquid. In a large baking dish, combine the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and smashed garlic cloves.


Return the steak rolls to the grill and sear on each side (approximately 3-5 minutes per side).


Gently arrange the steak rolls in the braising liquid and place the pan on the grill. Cook for 1 1/2-2 hours or until the steak is very tender. Remove the steak from the dish to a separate platter and cover with tin foil.


Heat the baking dish on the stove top. Combine the cornstarch and cold water in a separate bowl. Stir the cornstarch mixture and cream slowly into the juices in the baking dish. Bring the gravy to a boil, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes.


Return the rolls to the warm gravy and serve immediately. Enjoy!