My family has always called these little wonders krautburgers, but they can also be called bierocks. In fact, the only article on good ol' trusty wikipedia is on the latter. These most likely start in Germany or Russia. They are pasty filled with seasoned ground beef, cabbage and onions. Then baked until golden.
I've been eating these ever since I can remember! And I have always loved them. (Even though I don't eat ground beef --in general.) My sweet Mom told me that I could post her recipe for the filling! So that's what you'll see below. As for the dough, you can just use your favorite bread dough. Sorry, our secret family recipe for the dough isn't making an appearance here now, or ever. :) (But, if you are lucky enough to eat dinner at any of my family's houses, you could probably encourage the cook of the house to make some of our special family recipe for ya!) :)
Disclosure: I like krautburgers/bierocks in general, but my Mom's recipe is by far my fave! In fact, if there were one food I had to eat for every meal, for the rest of my life, it would definitely be these! :) They really are that good!
(Recipe courtesy of my Mom who got it from my Grandma D.)
1 lb. Ground Beef
3 c. Shredded Cabbage (Can also double cabbage to make it go farther, and to reduce the meat to other filling ratio)
1/2 Medium Onion, chopped
1.5 t. Salt
Pepper to taste
1.5 c. Water
1. Cook ground beef until browned.
2. Add remaining ingredients and cook until water is absorbed.
|Filling should look about like this...|
4. Roll out a section of the bread dough (your fave) and roll it about 1/4 thick. Then cut into squares and fill with filling. (Any size will due!)
5. Seal the filling in the dough by pinching and turning over onto a baking sheet.
Enjoy!!! I know you will! :)