A roulade refers to a dish of rolled meat (or pastry) with a filling. It can refer to either a sweet or savory dish. This cheesy beef roulade is full-on savory! Made with ground beef, cheese, and ham, they’re as meaty as it gets. They’re baked until crispy on the inside but remain moist on the inside. The taste will remind you of a combination of meatballs and cordon bleu…what’s not to love! The roulade is easy to make, and even easier to customize according to your liking, so make sure to check out our tips below!
Cheesy Beef Roulade Ingredients
Ground meat – you can use the classic Italian combination of beef and pork, or use other ground meats like chicken or turkey.
Parmesan – adds loads of flavor to the meat mixture!
Cheese – use a cheese that melts well, but also provides flavor; Provola, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Gruyere will all work well.
Egg – acts as a binder
Ham – here you can use your favorite deli meat
You can add different fillings to this Cheesy Beefy Roulade. Try any of the following:
Cooked onion and red pepper strips (this will give it a Philly cheesesteak flavor!)Caramelized onions with cheeseCooked spinach and fetaSpinach, cream cheese, and pine nuts (When using spinach, make sure to cook, drain, and finely chop the spinach before using).Bacon, chopped and cooked
Add extra flavor to the ground beef by adding a splash of Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, BBQ sauce, or soy sauce.
One of the best ways to ensure good flavor is to use meats with a decent fat content. So steer away from lean meat for this recipe.
Make sure to cook the roulade properly to avoid food poisoning. If the internal temperature reaches 160°F/71°C, it’s safe to consume.
Store leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 days.
You can cook the roulade in the Airfryer. Place them in the Airfryer basket, then cook at 180°C for 20 minutes, turning halfway.
To make these ahead: roll up the meat (uncooked), then cover it with plastic wrap and place the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, you can bake them, adding 5 minutes to the baking time.
Yes, you can! Prepare the beef roulade slices, then wrap each tightly with plastic wrap and transfer to a plastic Ziploc bag, Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator. Allow to thaw completely before baking.
Serve the roulade with any tasty sauce for dipping: creamy cheese sauce, peppercorn sauce, spicy tomato sauce, or a rich gravy.
Sides that work well with the roulades are fries or roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad, green beans, or steamed broccoli.
Mix together the meat, salt, and pepper. Add the egg, Parmesan cheese, and spices.
Spread out the ground beef on a sheet of parchment paper.
Cover it with cheese and ham
Roll it up and refrigerate for two hours.
Slice the roulade (about 1-inch pieces).
Place the slices on a baking sheet and bake at 180°C for 30 minutes.