Beef Roulade - perfect for any special meal even Christmas!

Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

We went against the norm this year and did without Ham or Turkey for our Christmas Dinner.  Instead I opted for a large Beef Roulade stuffed with garlic, breadcrumbs, ham, raisins, walnuts and parmesan cheese -  OMG was it good!

We served it with both buttered noodles and mashed potatoes and Caesar Salad and it was a surefire hit with all.   I wished now we could have it for New Year's Eve too it was THAT good.

It almost didn't happen as I was quite ill for the past several days and couldn't stomach the thought or look of food.  My wonderful husband took it on with me talking him through it!

We started with a beautiful flank steak from our local Kingston Farm Boy store where the fabulous butcher butterflied it for us so it was nice and thin and ready to be filled. (and provided the twine for securing it!)  Without his help I don't think we'd have had such a fantastic result!!!  Thank you Farm Boy :)

Onto the flank steak, we overlapped about 10 slices of deli Black Forest Ham and then covered that with:

6 cloves of chopped garlic
1/4 cups of raisins
1 cup of walnut pieces
1/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup of bread crumbs
mixed together with 2 tbsp of Olive Oil

Over the stuffing mixture, fresh basil sprigs were layered and then the beef was tightly rolled up and secured with twine.  Brushed with olive oil and seasoned with kosher salt and pepper.

Into a 425 degree oven for 40 min and then let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.

Meanwhile, the sauce can be prepared with 1 clove of minced garlic sauted in olive oil for a few seconds.  Add a pinch of dried basil and another of dried oregano and 1/2 tsp sugar plus 2 cups of diced tomatoes.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.

The sauce can be served over and around the sliced roulade - Enjoy!

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Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario

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Comments (9)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Susan... one of my absolute favorites dishes... thanks for sharing your recipe.

Dec 27, 2016 01:06 PM
Susan Emo

Hi Nina Hollander - this has now become one of my new faves too! 

Dec 27, 2016 03:01 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

That looks wonderful Susan.  Thank you for the recipe. We had a pork roulade wrapped in bacon, and it was done for me.  That was the best part.  Happy New Year to you and yours.  A

Dec 27, 2016 01:25 PM
Susan Emo

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I love the idea of the pork roulade - maybe I can get my husband to make me one, ha ha.  Happy 2017 to you both as well.

Dec 27, 2016 03:02 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

What wonderful photos, and description, my mouth is watering. Trudy used to make individual roulades, stuffed with an olive mixture and braise them in the gravy, it was one of our favorite meals but lots of work, this sounds easier as you only do it once. Will have to try it, we have family coming at the end of the week I ll have to see if I can fit it in to the menu rotation.

Dec 27, 2016 02:31 PM
Susan Emo

Oh my!  Individual ones do sound like a lot of work but also they sound well worth the trouble too!  I hope you enjoy this version.  Happy 2017 to you both Nick & Trudy Vandekar 

Dec 27, 2016 03:04 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Susan - that really does look delicious.  Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

Dec 27, 2016 06:13 PM
Susan Emo

Thanks Grant Schneider  I'm really pleased it turned out so well!

Dec 27, 2016 06:35 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That looks fabulous and I'm not hungry. That is a true test for me Susan Emo 

Dec 27, 2016 10:49 PM
Susan Emo

Thanks Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Dec 28, 2016 09:07 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
And this response from Farm Boy . . .  

Dear Susan:

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding Jeff at our Kingston location. I am so glad to hear that he provided you with excellent customer service. It is so nice to hear from our valued customers when they have had great experiences at our stores.

Upon receiving your feedback, I shared it with David Jeffery, the Store Manager of this location so that he may be aware of your kind words and so he may recognize Jeff for a job well done.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for choosing Farm Boy!

Yours sincerely,
Customer Service
Dec 28, 2016 09:06 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

So nice of you to provide the review and them to respond in kind too!

Dec 29, 2016 08:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, Susan Emo - that looks DIVINE!  Thank you for sharing your recipe - I will definitely be bookmarking this one for future use (hopefully the NEAR future)!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year and here's to a fabulous 2017 in business as well!

Dec 29, 2016 08:03 AM
Susan Emo

Debe Maxwell here's to your 2017 being full of happiness, hope and health !

Jan 01, 2017 12:49 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That is an absolutely gorgeous hunk of meat, Susan!  And the recipe sounds yumyy!

Dec 31, 2016 04:28 PM
Susan Emo

Flank steak is sooooooo flavourful Myrl Jeffcoat !

Jan 01, 2017 12:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Susan, on having this blog featured in the "FEATHER NESTERS" group!

Dec 31, 2016 04:29 PM
Susan Emo

I'm honoured Myrl Jeffcoat and I hope that many people give this a try -  so simple but sooooo tasty!

Jan 01, 2017 12:50 PM