Rouladen Beef Roast

Rouladen Beef Roast

This Rouladen Roast is a twist on a beef roast with pickles and the traditional dish Rouladen.

I first heard about Dill Pickle Roasts from my friend Sherry and it sounded like something we would enjoy. After trying it we agreed, it was amazing and was a reminder of Rouladen, a dish I make often.

If you have never had Rouladen is it a traditional German dish made with thin cut beef, with a layer of bacon all wrapped around dill pickles. They are browned then simmered in the oven.

Because I live about 60kms to any grocery store I will make due with what I have on hand. If I am low on bacon I will place it in the roaster under the pickles, other times I will wrap the roast. Both ways turn out beautifully.

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Dill Pickle Roast
Author: Redawna
Recipe type: Entree
  • Outside or Inside Round Beef roast
  • 1 – 1 liter jar of Dill Pickles
  • 1 package of bacon
  • pepper
  • garlic
  1. Season the beef with pepper and garlic.
  2. Cover the roast with strips of bacon or layer the bacon in the roaster.
  3. Pour a 1 liter jar of dill pickles over and around the roast.
  4. Roast at 350F until cooked to your preferred doneness medium is 134F – !40F


The jus in the roasting pan will have a strong pickle flavour, if you are looking for a more traditional beef gravy you will have to make one on the side.

The pickles will be tender and full of flavour, be sure to serve them alongside the roast. I use homemade pickles which often include carrots. I include those as well as the garlic and dill from the pickles.

Perfect served with mashed potatoes!

I hope you enjoy.

Published by Redawna

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