Traditional Minced Meat Roulade

This Traditional Minced Meat Roulade carries the essence of a cherished family recipe, taught to me by my mother-in-law. The blend of minced meat with spices, layered with ham, cheese, and spinach, rolled in a grill mesh, creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures. It’s a versatile dish that can be served in slices, making it a showstopper at family gatherings or a comforting weeknight dinner.

The meticulous preparation process enhances the dish’s rustic charm, ensuring that each bite is infused with the rich flavors of sweet paprika and black pepper. The addition of hard-boiled eggs at the center of the roulade adds a delightful surprise, elevating this dish from simple to spectacular. This roulade is not just food; it’s a piece of family heritage, shared from one generation to the next, offering both warmth and satisfaction at your dinner table.

Full Recipe:


  • 20 ml (0.7 fl oz) oil
  • 800 g (28.2 oz) minced meat
  • 1 egg
  • 12 g (0.42 oz) salt
  • 7 g (0.25 oz) black pepper
  • 10 g (0.35 oz) sweet paprika
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) bread crumbs
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) ham, sliced
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) hard cheese, grated
  • 130 g (4.6 oz) spinach
  • 6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled


  1. In a bowl, mix the minced meat with 1 egg, salt, black pepper, sweet paprika, and bread crumbs.
  2. Lay out the grill mesh and spread the meat mixture evenly on top.
  3. Layer the ham slices, grated cheese, and spinach leaves over the meat.
  4. Place the hard-boiled eggs in a line down the center of the meat.
  5. Carefully roll up the meat using the grill mesh to form a roulade.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Place the roulade in the pan and fry for 10 minutes on each side or until fully cooked and browned on the outside.
  8. Remove from heat and let it rest before slicing.
  9. Serve sliced with side dishes.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Servings: 6

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