A Burrito with a German Flavor...Full meal, snack, or brunch. Freezes easy so it makes a different Brown Bag Lunch base. It should look like a giant Cigar. Optional: Splash the open end of the Burrito with Sour Cream. Eat with gusto...goes great with Corona and a twist of Lime...and a Garden Salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 burritos
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the cabbage, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and water. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender, and the water has cooked away, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas one at a time in a large skillet over medium heat until pliable.

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  • Place a tortilla onto your work surface, then spoon some of the filling halfway between the bottom edge and the center of the tortilla. Flatten the filling into rectangle shape with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Cheddar cheese over the filling. Fold the bottom of the tortilla snugly over the filling, then fold in the left and right edges. Roll the burrito up to the top edge, forming a tight cylinder. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 24g 48% DV; carbohydrates 44.3g 14% DV; fat 19.3g 30% DV; cholesterol 57.5mg 19% DV; sodium 646.8mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2009
I made this exactly as written. It was very good. A little "nippy" due to the red pepper flakes. My husband suggested that the next time I make this the meat needs to be seasoned...so I will add a little salt and maybe onion powder or garlic powder when browing the meat. Thanks for the great recipe. It was easy to make and I will definately make this over and over. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2015
Omitted cheese and added a beef bouillon cube. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
I made this exactly as written. It was very good. A little "nippy" due to the red pepper flakes. My husband suggested that the next time I make this the meat needs to be seasoned...so I will add a little salt and maybe onion powder or garlic powder when browing the meat. Thanks for the great recipe. It was easy to make and I will definately make this over and over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
This is a variation on a Nebraska staple. In the US we are talking ground round steak which is ground beef. We used to make them with 2 pkg. of Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix 1 head of cabbage same ground beef no red pepper flakes and a little Worcestershire sauce for seasoning. Use a handful of dough 1/4 c. filling pinch the sides let rise 10 min. and bake on a greased cooked sheet at 375 for 20 minutes. Just like the ones at the Runza Hut! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
These are really good! And filling! I ended up using more ground round (2 lbs) and 2 medium onions because my half head of cabbage was kind of large. These really came out delicious. My wife really dug it with sour cream but I ate it naked. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2010
i used ground turkey instead of beef and added chili powder and salt to make it less bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2010
Have to admit I have never had a Runza before but they sounded yummy (and I needed to use the head of cabbage in my fridge!). I scaled back on the red pepper flakes for the kids but added some red bell pepper and a bit of shredded carrot both for taste and a bit of color. It was WONDERFUL!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
This recipe sounds very much like a German dish called Bierocks only using flour tortillas instead of dough. Bierocks are really tasty and this recipe sounds like it would be also Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
Yummy! A quick and easy way to make "Runzas" if you've got a hankerin' for them! Thanks for the idea Virgil! I never would have thought to use tortillas in place of the bread. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2009
these were very yummy. i left out the onion and added some powdered onion instead and used turkey meat and flour tortilla's. very flavorful and scrumptous. a very easy and fast "go to" meal i will for sure make often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2009
These were enjoyed by the whole family! I made the meat/cabbage portion while my daughter worked beside me making the tortillas! Great meal! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2015
Omitted cheese and added a beef bouillon cube. Read More
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