Runzas (Bierocks)

Becky Graves

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@BeckyG1

If you grew up in Nebraska, these were a favorite food !! I found this recipe on Sweet & Saucy. The picture is from allrecipes.com


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Serves:

10

Prep:

1 Hr 40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH INGREDIENTS

4 1/2 c
all purpose flour, divided
1/4 c
sugar
2 pkg
(0.25) active dry yeast
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
milk, 1% or 2%
1/2 c
butter flavored crisco
2
eggs

FILLING INGREDIENTS

1 lb
lean ground beef (i use 93/7 or 95/5 so i don’t have to drain it)
2 small
yellow onions, chopped
4 c
chopped cabbage
1 tsp
course salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 tsp
pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 1/4 c
shredded mild cheese, ( or any cheese of your choosing), optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Method:
In a large mixing bowl, place 1 3/4 cups of flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Heat milk, water, and shortening to 120F – 130F. (I heated the mixture in a saucepan on the stove and used a candy thermometer to check the temperature.) Pour over flour mixture; add the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low until blended. Beat an additional 3 minutes on high. Stir in the remaining flour (2 3/4 cups); knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 6 – 8 minutes). Place dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour.)
2
Meanwhile, brown beef and onions in skillet. Add cabbage, salt, and pepper; cook until cabbage is wilted and starting to become translucent. Continue seasoning filling with additional salt and pepper to taste.
3
Punch dough down. Divide into 10 equal pieces and roll each piece into a square on a lightly floured surface. Top each square with 1/3 cup meat mixture and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese. Fold dough over the filling, crimp edges tightly to seal, and place on greased baking sheets. (I used a pizza stone; you could also line your baking sheets with parchment [but NOT wax paper].) Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Vegetables, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy