Kraut Bierocks


These meat-and-cabbage-mixture filled sweet rolls make a great main dish, and are also great as a snack. They reheat well, so leftovers are also great! Sauerkraut can be used in place of the cabbage for more of a 'kraut flavor'.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
10 servings


  • 1 ½ (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups warm water

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup powdered milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage

  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded, processed American cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. To Make Sweet Dough: In a medium bowl combine the yeast, sugar and water and mix together; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in flour, dry milk, baking powder and shortening, then knead mixture for 10 minutes, adding as little flour as necessary. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, then knead again.

  2. To Make Filling: Meanwhile, brown beef, sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain extra fat from skillet, then stir in cabbage, mustard, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Flatten a piece of dough. Place large spoonful of meat filling onto dough and fold over to form a round bun. Lay folded-side-down in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

630 Calories
34g Fat
55g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 630
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1129mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 443mg 9%

* 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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