Thursday, October 08, 2009

Stuffed Beef Rolls (Rulle Pølse)

One thing I've noticed about Scandinavians during this last month: they like meat. A lot of it. Oh and potatoes. But mostly meat. And this Danish dish is no exception. Not that I have a problem with meat. Far from it. It's just a little bit more than I'm used to. I mean stuffing beef with more beef? That's meatlovin' dedication! These were a nice change of pace, although if I'm honest, not my favourite.

If I had to choose a favourite from the Scandinavian meals I've tried so far the Swedish meatballs would win hands down. These beefrolls have similar flavours, but it somehow works better in the meatball incarnation. Or maybe it was just the extra creaminess that sealed the deal with those meatballs...

This will be my last submission for the Regional Recipe Round-up for October, hosted by Eats Well With Others and originally created by Blazing Hot Wok.

Farewell Scandinavia... for now...

Stuffed Beef Rolls (Rulle Pølse)

Serves 4

400g lean ground beef
1 egg
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
8 (about 600g) beef schnitzels (not crumbed)
2 baby leeks, finely chopped
1/2 cup cranberry jam
1/2 cup beef stock
2 tbsp flour

1. Mix beef egg, salt, pepper and nutmeg until egg is evenly distributed throughout the meat.  Spread over the beef schnitzels and top with the leeks.
2. Roll schnitzels up and tie with string or secure with toothpicks. Place in ovenproof dish, pour over beef stock and spoon cranberry jam all over the meat. Cover and bake at 180C for 45 - 60 minutes or until done to your liking.
3. Remove from oven and strain the liquid into a microwaveable jug. Using some of the liquid, mix with flour to form a paste, then add to the rest of the liquid. Mix and microwave on high for 1 - 2 minutes, or until sauce thickens, stirring once or twice.
4. Serve beef rolls warm, drizzled with the gravy.

Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 517, Total fat 23.3 g, Saturated fat 8.9 g, Polyunsaturated fat 1.1 g, Monounsaturated fat 9.9 g, Cholesterol 212.1 mg, Sodium 546.8 mg, Potassium 941.7 mg, Total carbohydrate 20.4 g, Dietary fiber 0.5 g, Sugars 10.1 g, Protein 53.1 g

Good source of: Vitamin B12 121.6 %, Selenium 71.8 %, Zinc 75.8 %, Niacin 49.8 %, Vitamin B6 49.8 %, Phosphorus 49.1 %, Riboflavin 35.7 %,  Iron 32.0 %,


nina on October 09, 2009 5:30 am said...

That is a very meaty dish and can work well so a special Sunday lunch.vy looks yummee!!

The Woman on October 09, 2009 8:19 am said...

Meaty is an understatement for this one! ;-) I think it would be best to increase the serving portions on this one and just let everyone have one beefroll - it would be a lot more manageable for the non-diehard carnivores amongst us.

The Food Hunter on October 22, 2009 9:42 pm said...

Sounds great!

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