Ptacky – Czech rolled beef


  • 2 pounds beef sirloin (but since it is stewed you can probably use whatever is on sale)
  • 2 sausages (recommended: hot links), sliced in quarters
  • 1 large onion, finely cut
  • 2 zesty dill pickles, sliced in quarters
  • 3 cups of beef broth (recommended: Herbox bouillon cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Sauté onion in olive oil over low heat, in an oven proof stock pot.
  2. Cut beef and pound out flat, into pieces approximately 3 by 5 inches.
  3. Salt and pepper both sides.
  4. Spread a thin layer of mustard on one side.
  5. Add one-quarter of sausage and pickle to each piece of beef.
  6. Roll up beef and tie with butcher string.
  7. Add rolled beef to sautéed onions and turn up heat for a few minutes.
  8. Add beef broth.
  9. Place in 350 degree oven for approximately 1.5 hours
  10. Remove beef rolls from stock pot and set aside
  11. Place stock pot on burner and add in the flower and sour cream, reduce till desired viscosity is reached.
  12. Serve with bread dumplings or on a bed of rice. Braised red cabbage is an excellent accompaniment to this meal.

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