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Best Bierock Recipe Ever

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe comes from a childhood memory. My mom was no Julia Childs, let me tell you, more like Bridget Jones. But when she made bierocks, they were good. I tried a lot of bierock recipes, but most of them called for frozen dough (yuck!). I use a bread machine, but that is not necessary. Mom's were good, mine are great!"
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2 h 20 m servings 362
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Cook and stir onion in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground chuck; cook and stir until browned, about 8 minutes. Drain well. Season with monosodium glutamate, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring often, until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.
  2. Bring a lightly salted pot of water to a boil. Add cabbage; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until cabbage is just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well and let cool, 5 to 10 minutes. Fold into the ground chuck mixture.
  3. Place bread flour, milk, all-purpose flour, egg, sugar, butter, bread machine yeast, and salt in the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Run "Dough" cycle.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Cut in half; roll each piece of dough to 1/3-inch thickness. Cut each piece into 5 smaller pieces.
  5. Place a large spoonful of ground chuck-cabbage mixture in the center of each piece of dough. Fold dough over and seal around filling.
  6. Arrange bierocks on greased baking sheets. Cover with a clean dish towel and place in a warm, dry place to rise for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  8. Bake bierocks in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute active dry yeast for the bread machine yeast if preferred.
  • Make the meat mixture your own. You can add or subtract from the meat mixture: use ground pork, sprinkle cheese over meat once it's in the pastry, or add a little barbeque sauce to the meat. But don't change the dough - the secret is in the dough!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 362 calories; 21.4 19.3 22.9 97 413 Full nutrition

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The bread flour measurement is under the filling... almost missed it because I was just making the dough. I should always read the whole recipe before making it! :)