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bierocks (meat and cabbage rolls)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Here is another hearty German dish that will fill you up and warm your heart. This is the bomb! Photo:

(1 rating)
yield 6 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For bierocks (meat and cabbage rolls)

  • 1 lg
    head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 md
    yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 lb
    roast beef, cooked and shredded or ground beef
  • 4 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 3
    loaves frozen bread dough, thawed

How To Make bierocks (meat and cabbage rolls)

  • 1
    If using a roast, salt and pepper on both sides and brown. Add water to cover and braise on stove top until well cooked; set aside and cool. When cool, shred the beef and remove all fat. If using ground beef, brown it in a large skillet, breaking it up very fine. Pour off fat and allow the beef to cool.
  • 2
    In a large skillet, saute the onions and garlic in 4 Tbsp. butter until onion is almost golden brown. Add the shredded cabbage and cook until limp. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and shredded beef (or browned ground beef) to the cabbage mixture and let stand until cool.
  • 3
    Put the bread loaves into 4 sections each and let rise. Roll out each section into an 8-inch square. Place 2 to 3 Tbsp. of filling onto the square and roll up, folding the sides in to form a tight seal. Set the Bierocks aside to rise again.
  • 4
    Place the bierocks on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. If you like crusty bierocks, spray the rolls with water just as they begin to brown. This may be repeated during the browning process. Serve hot.