BierocksRunzasFrom bitsyskitchen 10 years ago
- Dough shopping list
- 2 pkgs. active dry yeast (4 -1/2 tsp.) shopping list
- 2-1/4 cups warm water shopping list
- 6 Tbsp. vegetable oil shopping list
- 5 Tbsp. sugar shopping list
- 1 Tbsp. salt shopping list
- 6 cups all purpose flour ( plus more if needed) shopping list
- Filling shopping list
- 2 lbs. ground beef shopping list
- 1 large onion, diced shopping list
- 1/2 cup head of cabbge, shredded thinly shopping list
- salt and pepper to taste shopping list
- 1 cup water to cook down filling shopping list
How to make it
- Add yeast and sugar to warm water to dissolve and proof.
- In a large bowl add flour and salt. (I use my standup mixer to make the dough using the dough hook)
- Add vegetable oil to water then pour into bowl with flour and salt. Mix well.
- Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead adding as much flour as needed to make a soft elastic dough. (again I use my standup mixer instead of placing on a floured board.)
- Place dough in a clean large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise to about twice its size. Punch dough down and rise for a second time.
- While the dough is making its second rise you can prepare and cook the filling.
- Cook ground beef in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Make sure to break up large pieces of meat as it cooks.
- Add onion and cabbage to meat stirring together to combine.
- Add a cup of water and continue cooking, uncovered, until cabbage and onion are tender and cooked through. (15-20 min.). Cool.
- Divide dough in half. (makes it easier to work with)
- Roll out into a square. Cut dough into 4x8 inch rectangles. Place filling on one half of the dough. Fold dough over filling to make a square. Press sides together and seal well.
- Place sealed runzas on a cookie sheet. (you need to leave at least an inch or two between runzas since they will rise. I get 6 runzas on one cookie sheet)
- Continue process until all dough is used.
- Allow the runzas to rise 15- 30 minutes. Brush with melted butter and bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until runzas are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve with mustard on the side. Or you may cool on a rack then freeze for future use. These are great reheated in the microwave.
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The Cookbitsyskitchen Beautiful Coast, CA
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I've seen the runzas as a Eastern European food. I have been wanting to try them for some time.
Evidently these are very popular in Nebraska, where they're a main feature at a local chain of restaurants.
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Your recipes are great! I can't believe I haven't run into one yet after being here for 6 months!greekgirrrl in Huntington Village loved it
They are kind of like a pastie and the same idea as far as the miners meals. But a pastie uses beef, potatoes and onions and is made in a pie dough instead. Served with ketchup. I make those too. : )bitsyskitchen in Beautiful Coast loved it
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