Runzas II (Bierocks)

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Ground beef, onions, and cabbage wrapped in bread dough and then baked. Can be made smaller and served as an appetizer. We called these sandwiches Bierocks. I assume they must have originated in Europe and each country has a name for them. I have heard them called Runzas also. They really are simple. I have found that I cannot substitute anything for the MSG. They just lose the flavor. If your ground beef is too lean, these tend to be dry. I sometimes add cheese to them to offset this problem. I have also added fennel seed, about 1 teaspoon, although the recipe does not call for it.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage

  • ½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)

  • ¼ cup butter

Directions

  1. Divide thawed bread dough into 6 pieces and roll into balls. Saute onion in a large saucepan until browned; add beef and cook until beef loses its red color (overcooking beef will cause Runzas to be very dry). Stir in cabbage and MSG, cover and steam until cabbage is wilted.

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

  3. Remove beef/cabbage mixture from heat and let cool. Roll each dough ball into a 5 x 5 inch square. Fill center of each square with about 1/2 cup of beef mixture. Bring opposite corners of dough square together and seal. Place smooth-side-down on a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and butter top of each pastry as soon as they come out of the oven.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* 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.