Grandma's Cabbage Burgers!

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Serves: makes 5 dozen
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


6 lb hamburger (i use deer or elk)
salt and pepper to taste
garlic salt to taste
5 Tbsp minced garlic
2 large onions
4 medium cabbage heads
5 loaves of bread dough
i have one person try these that stated they added cubes of potatoes to the filling as well!
1 c water, warm
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 c sugar
1/3 c powdered milk
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/4 c oil or butter(melted)
3 c flour

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Brenda Broadfoot Recipe
Well Seasoned
Tecumseh, NE (pop. 1,677)
Member Since Dec 2010
Brenda's notes for this recipe:
I love when my Mom and Grandma would make these. It was always a special treat.
I make this an all day event when i make them due to the fact i make 5 dozen and freeze them... which turns out to be a waste of time with the kids running to the freezer every day saying "dont worry bout me for supper mom im just gonna grab a cabbage burger"
Here in Nebraska we have a fast food place called Runza and when i explain to my friends what a Cabbage Burger is they say "oh you mean a Runza?" and the debate starts they are 2 totally different things and not anywhere close to the same!!
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What a flavor combo! The Crew and I had never had anything quite like these burgers before, but we can't imagine why... They're delicious!


Start by browning the meat using salt and pepper and garlic salt to taste. add in 1 of the onions and 1 or 2 tablespoon of the garlic as well. Drain the meat and set aside.
While you are browning the meat you should chop up the onions and cabbage. I like small chunks of onion and medium sized chunks of cabbage.
Add cabbage, onion, and remaining garlic to large stalk pot add the burger on top of cabbage and mix. Season to taste with salt pepper and garlic salt
Let simmer on LOW heat till cabbage is tender
I use my bread machines to make the bread, add 1tbsp yeast and 1tbsp sugar to 1 cup warm water mix till dissolved and place in bread machine then add the other ingredients in order to the machine an set on dough setting.
As soon as everything is ready to go, roll out dough and cut them into 12 squares large enough for a heaping 1/2 cup of the cabbage mixture. Fold up the corners and "just a pinch" to seal them and place them on a large cookie sheet.
I have it set up so when I take one batch of bread dough out I start the next loaf right away so that by the time the cabbage burgers come out of the oven and cool I can be working on the next batch.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, till nice and golden brown. Lightly brush tops of rolls with butter. Serve right from the oven, and freeze the rest if there is any. Enjoy!!!
You can cut this down but where i only do the majority of my baking in the winter i do it this away and freeze them.

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user Kellie S Luv2mixitup - Jan 18, 2011
Brenda ...oh my goodness ..I am sooo ready to make these .. they sound so so good ..Now i can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe !!
user Brenda Broadfoot luvintherecipes - Jan 18, 2011
lol i told they were awesome.... im eating one right now!!!
user Brenda Broadfoot luvintherecipes - Jan 18, 2011
hey i forgot to say lightly butter the tops i edited it so its right now i also changed the picture....
user Sandi Moorhead Beaner - Jan 18, 2011
When I make them, I add several slices of bacon cut up, and cooked with the hamburger. I can't make my own bread, (arthritis prevents kneeding, and I don't own a bread machine), so I buy the frozen bread dough, and it work's very well. Have made these for at least 40 year's, and my family love's them!!
user Sandi Moorhead Beaner - Jan 18, 2011
Forgot to say "Hi neighbor!" I live in Ogallala!

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