Doreen's Big Game Sandwiches


Great sandwich in a bun - perfect for Big Game Sunday or a great fall/winter meal! Condiments to serve with: ketchup, mustards, sweet pickle relish, or barbeque sauces.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 sandwiches


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 (1 pound) loaves frozen bread dough, thawed

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • coarse salt and cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, and drain excess fat. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in onions, cabbage, parsley, garlic, red pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook until cabbage has wilted. Remove from heat, and stir in Cheddar cheese and ketchup.

  3. Divide each loaf of thawed bread dough into four equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 6 inch circle. Place about 1/2 cup of the beef mixture onto the center of each one. Carefully pinch together the edges to seal. Place buns seam side down on a lightly greased or nonstick cookie sheet. Whisk together egg and milk with a fork. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg mixture and sprinkle with coarse salt and cracked black pepper.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until nicely browned. Serve hot with condiments of choice.


These buns can be frozen. To reheat, wrap in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

646 Calories
27g Fat
62g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 646
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1277mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 354mg 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.