Runzas (Bierocks) Recipe
European bread dough pastries filled with ground beef, cabbage and cheese. Also called bierocks.
Seasoned beef and cabbage sealed in a golden brown roll makes a tasty appetizer or snack.
Ground beef, onions, and cabbage wrapped in bread dough and then baked.
Sweet homemade bread pockets full of a savory beef, onion, and cabbage filling cook to a golden brown in this well-worth-the-prep-time runza recipe.
I was raised in Nebraska and worked at Runza for several years, and this is the best Runza recipe I've found next to the real thing. I'd recommend a few slight changes to make it what I consider more tasty and closer to the original Runza. I found the dough in this recipe too sweet, so I replicated it using half the required sugar and found the dough to taste perfect after that. I also increased the amount of filling, partly because I had leftover dough the first time, but also because I like my runzas meaty. I used a little less than 2 lbs of ground beef and used 1 head of shredded cabbage for the filling. I also made a gravy out of the meat fat by adding a few tablespoons of flour to the meat drippings, then adding water or broth like one would do while making gravy, then added just a little bit to the filling (maybe 1/3 cup of the gravy) to help bind the filling together while constructing the sandwiches. A bit more salt and pepper in the filling than the recipe asked for makes the runza filling pop
Runzas, also called bierocks, are traditionally yeast rolls with a beef and cabbage stuffing. In this quick and easy version of the classic, a beef and cabbage mixture is served on steamed hamburger buns.
This is a quick and easy version of German Bierocks; dough filled with cabbage, hamburger, and onions. They can then be baked or fried. If you have your own roll recipe they are even better.
This runza casserole features hamburger, cabbage, and cheese sandwiched between a homemade crust and tastes as good as a restaurant's version.
A bunch of chopped cabbage and onions give these burritos a bit of German flavor.
Recreate runza pockets in casserole form with this quick, easy recipe perfect for a busy weeknight.