Grandma's Cabbage Burgers!

Brenda Broadfoot Recipe

By Brenda Broadfoot luvintherecipes

makes 5 dozen
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!


6 lb
hamburger (i use deer or elk)
salt and pepper to taste
garlic salt to taste
5 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 large
4 medium
cabbage heads
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
1/4 c
1/3 c
powdered milk
1 tsp
1 large
1/4 c
oil or butter(melted)
3 c

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Homemade bread

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Aug 13, 2015 - Pat Duran shared this recipe with discussion groups: Burgers, Burgers and More Burgers and Here's the BEEF !.
Brittany M Brittany_Momohara
Sep 12, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Michelle Cusick renelumpmp
May 9, 2014
Don't think we ever did tell you how much we enjoyed these. I made them for company and they were a big hit all around! Getting ready to make them again. :)
Camille Cihat chocolady
Mar 28, 2014
I made the smaller amount:12, and they really looked good. But for us a bit bland. I believe a dash of cayenne would be good next time. Did anyone have trouble with them falling apart like we did? There is no binder so they are rather messy either eating by hand or using a knife and fork. I used your bread recipe and it was very good and made 12 nice squares.
Lara Gallagher LadyAmalthea44
Mar 25, 2014
Krista, I omit the powdered milk, and even the eggs (I substitute flax "eggs" for them.)
Barbara, I have done it both ways and they turn out fluffier if you let them rise, maybe 10-15 minutes before baking, but either way is fine! :D

I just have to say, if I could rate this recipe on the bread alone, I would! I have made a version of these every week since I found it. This past week was taco and Reuben. The other day I finished my dough and didn't have my filling ready (five kids, they distract me sometimes... ;) ) so I took a chance and tossed it in a loaf pan. Wow! My new go to bread recipe! Thanks so much! I have some happy family members now! Love to have an easy bread recipe. It also helps that I pulled the bread machine out of the attic and taught my 10 year old how to use it! ;D So excited to keep on using this recipe! I'll have to laminate the copy I printed out so it stops getting ingredients on it! :D