In this easy runza recipe, squares of dough are stuffed with a savory combination of cabbage, beef, and onions, then baked until golden brown.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 4 cups ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 2 cups warm water (100 to 110 degrees F/40 to 45 degrees C)

  • cup butter, melted

  • cup instant dry milk powder

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir ground beef and onion until beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in cabbage and season with 1 teaspoon salt. Continue to cook and stir until cabbage is tender, about 20 more minutes. Set mixture aside to cool.

  2. Mix warm water and butter in a large bowl. Combine dry milk powder, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and yeast in another bowl; stir into butter mixture. Add egg and gradually stir in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is smooth.

  3. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface; cut into 4-inch squares. Scoop beef mixture into each dough square. Bring corners of a dough square together at the top and pinch corners together to seal. Place on a baking sheet, seam-side down. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and dough. Cover rolls with a damp cloth and allow to rise for 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
8g Fat
31g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 235mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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