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Rouladen is a delicious German dish, basically a meat roll filled with tasty things like pickles and mustard. I was revisiting it recently, trying to think of a creative spin I could put on it – when I remembered another dish I love that also stars pickles and mustard: The Cuban Sandwich!
So this time I loaded up the flank steak with everything great about Cuban sandwiches: pickles, mustard, ham, and Swiss cheese. The Cuban Rouladen came out fantastic, with just the right amount of influence from each of the two dishes.
Served with some quick mustard mashed potatoes and garlic green beans, this made a simple yet satisfying weeknight dinner.
I cut the flank in half, then sliced it into very thin sheets.
Spread mustard all over it, then add pickles and onions. This made me crave a hot dog!
Ham and cheese go last. Then roll ‘em up!
I used oven-safe rubber bands to hold them in place. These baked an hour and 45 minutes at 300 degrees.
Oozy and delicious.
It is important to slice these in order to make the flank steak more tender. The potatoes were mashed with some butter, milk and a few spoonfuls of mustard. The green beans were made with caramelized onions and garlic.
Beautiful and elegant, but easy to make.
Dan Whalen has transformed Cuban Sandwiches into pizza and lasagna at his website The Food In My Beard; check Dan’s Tablespoon Profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!