When I was very little we would gather for dinner at Grandma Ida’s house, I don’t recall how often or what day. But, I do remember eating upstairs a lot. Especially after we purchased our first home that happened to be a two flat. Grandma lived upstairs and we lived downstairs.
One of my favorite recipes of hers is romops. It’s something I have not mastered yet, and I do not know if I will. But, luckily I have someone who makes it for me and I get to sit at the table until I am extremely stuffed!
Grandma Ida is of German origin (on both sides of her family), and this recipe stems from the German recipe for Rouladen. You can see that it has changed some for us.
Following are a few pictures of the process (the full recipe can be found at the end):
- Sandwhich Steak, sliced thin from the meat marker(this will vary based on how many you cook for)
- 1 packet of Bacon
- 1 medium Onion
- 1 - Knorr Beef Stock
- wooden (pointy) toothpicks
- 2 Scoops of Crisco shortening
- Pressure Cooker
- Cut sandwhich steak into strips (a little bit wider than the bacon).
- Cut bacon in half (we cut it down the center while it is still in the pkg, after opening).
- Cut the onion in half and then slice it long ways.
- Take a strip of steak, add slice of bacon, and onion on top.
- Salt and pepper.
- Roll the steak up so the bacon and onion are on the inside.
- Insert toothpicks to maintain the rolled meat.
- Continue doing this until all the steak is rolled.
- Melt the shortening in the pressure cooker.
- Brown all sides of each rolled up steak (make sure to brown it good).
- Take out of pressure cooker to continue browning the other rolls.
- Once all rolls are browned, place back into pressure cooker.
- Add 1 of the Knorr Beef Stock
- Add water to cover the food, but no more than ½ of the pot. (Consult pressure cooker for guidelines).
- Once the pressure cooker starts rocking, cook for 45 minutes.
- After the meat is finished cooking, carefully open pressure cooker (consult pressure cooker for guidelines).
- Remove meat.
- Make gravy with remaining beef flavored juices (use your best recipe).
Nothing ever changes with this meal, it is always served with mashed potatoes, corn and fresh bread. Once in a while we will add Spinach Casserole as well.