Stuffed Beef Rolls as served at Polish Village Café in Hamtramck, Michigan, as seen on Triple-D Nation.
Recipe courtesy of Polish Village Cafe

Stuffed Beef Rolls (Zrazy Zawijane)

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings (2 rolls each)


Beef Rolls:



Special equipment:
8 pieces aluminum foil cut into 11-by-7-inch pieces
  1. For the beef rolls: Sprinkle salt and pepper over each side of the sliced beef. Then spread a thin layer of yellow mustard onto each piece. Divide the pickle strips, bacon and onions onto each steak. Fold in the sides and roll to secure the insides.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the rolls on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the rolls and set aside. Add the flour to the pan and cook until light brown to make a roux, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and reserve the roux in the pan to make the sauce.
  3. Bring the water to a boil in a large stockpot. Wrap each beef roll in a 11-by-7-inch piece of aluminum foil and twist the ends to seal the rolls tightly inside. Place the rolls into the boiling water and bring down the heat to a high simmer. Cover and cook in the water for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the rolls from the water with tongs and reserve the cooking liquid to prepare the sauce.
  5. For the sauce: Heat the pan with the roux over medium heat and add the cooking liquid, stock, tomato paste, red wine and paprika. Simmer until the liquid is a sauce consistency (coats a spoon). Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 4 cups.
  6. To serve, unwrap the beef rolls from the foil. Spoon the sauce over each beef roll and accompany with mashed potatoes or noodles covered in sauce and a vegetable.