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Rouladen are a German meat roulade usually consisting of bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef which is then cooked. In some countries, the roulade is also known as "beef olive".

The filling is a mixture of smoked and cooked pork belly (Danish bacon), chopped onions and chopped pickles (gherkins) which is at times varied by adding minced meat, sausage meat and pine nuts. The mixture varies from region to region.

Rouladen are traditionally served for dinner with either Spätzle, potato dumplings or boiled potatoes and red cabbage. Red wine is often served with this dish. Roasted winter vegetables are another common side dish. The gravy is an absolute requirement to round off the dish and is usually poured over the meat. The Spätzle are also considered to be a good complement to the dish since they soak up the gravy.

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