Savory Runzas

Similar and so much like the original runzas. The prep time is long, but well worth the wait. You may add a slice of your favorite cheese if you want to.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs
6 runzas


Sweet Roll Dough:

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 packages active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 2 cups chopped cabbage

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place 1 3/4 cups flour into a bowl. Stir in sugar, yeast, and salt.

  2. Combine milk, water, and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high until warm (120 to 130 degrees F/50 to 55 degrees C), 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Pour heated milk into the flour mixture. Add eggs and beat at low speed for 30 seconds. Switch to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining flour. Knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. Cover the bowl with waxed paper and a towel; let rest for 20 minutes.

  4. Cook ground beef and onion in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. At the same time, melt butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage to beef mixture with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large baking sheet.

  7. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until very thin. Cut into 6 squares or rectangles, whichever you prefer. Place 3 tablespoons beef filling in the center of each shape. Bring corners together, pinch edges to seal, and place right-side up onto the prepared baking sheet. Let rise until an indentation remains when lightly pressed with a finger, 40 to 60 minutes.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until dough is done and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

731 Calories
30g Fat
94g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 731
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 373mg 8%

* 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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