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I am looking for an easy recipe for cabbage buns. Thanks.
M.J., I had never heard of cabbage buns before and decided to do a little research, especially since my signature is "Question Everything" - LOL ;-) They were introduced by Russian-German immigrants and are called Runza's.
All of the recipes I came across were quite similar but this particular recipe stood out because it's quite detailed and easy to follow. If you're not a baker (I am certainly not - LOL) you could probably used pre-made sweet dough. Let us know how you like them.
Looks like a really good recipe! I'm gonna try it! Thanks Deeli!
You're welcome, Cica. Let me know how you like it :-)
I am looking for a recipe for cabbage rolls. My mom used to make them. They were a yeast roll with hamburger, cabbage, and onions fried and placed inside the dough and baked. They were really good, but I have been unable to find my mom's recipe, does anyone have one? Please help.
By Valorie from Okmulgee, OK
Valorie, They are called "beirocks" or "runzas". Below is a link to a recipe I have used and they really are yummy! I did add a whole onion and some seasoned salt and a teaspoon or less of caraway seed to the hamburger/cabbage filling. Another hint, if you have a food processor, chopping the cabbage and onion down to a finely shredded consistancy before mixing with the hamburger saves a lot of time. Enjoy!
P.S. We also made ours bigger than the picture shown in this link, and shaped ours more the size of a burrito than the squares that are pictured in the link. Good luck in recreating your mom's recipe. Here is the recipe link:
I have to wonder if this would be "great" in a crescent roll pocket. Two triangles of the canned rolls pressed at the edges to seam them together Might try it!
Valorie, KansasCindy is correct there. In Nebraska, we call them runzas. I sometimes substitute drained polish sauerkraut for the cabbage, just for variety. When my kids were growing up I made both kinds several times a month as they loved them. Also great dipped in cheese sauce while they are eating them. I have used frozen dinner roll dough and frozen bread dough to make them.
Thanks for requesting & posting this! An old friend of mine made these, too, & always called them "Cabbage Rolls". I've tried to replicate it, but I've never found a recipe that was similar, all of the recipes I've found were meat wrapped in cabbage leaves, not meat & cabbage wrapped in dough. (And my friend always made them using frozen dinner rolls, too!) Thank you, again!
This is a meat pie called "Runza" German and started in Nebraska. You can find recipes on line! Very Good Eating takes some work but worth it.
KansasCindy, thanks for that link. I think I will make them for appetizers for Christmas.
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We had a neighbor that did a lot of baking. She used to make 'cabbage rolls', but they were an actual bread dinner-type roll. Definitely not the cabbage rolls w/ cabbage leafs rolled w/ beef inside. This was an actual roll w/ possibly cabbage cut up in it. Anyone have any feedback?
Steve from Redlands, CA
This is the recipe my mom used to make when we were kids. She usually left out the hamburger and just used cabbage and onions. We loved it!
I found the recipe at BankersOnline.com Favorite Recipes.
Lightly brown ground beef; add cabbage and onion; season generously with black pepper and salt. Cook until onions are clear and cabbage is tender. Drain.
Prepare hot roll mix (your choice) as instructed. On lightly floured surface, roll hot roll mix. With a knife, cut into 3" x 3" squares. (We always make ours bigger so that they end up about 4 x 4 or 2 across on a 9 x 13 pan) With an ice cream scoop (or something similar), add ground beef mixture to center of square. Fold each corner to the middle and pinch the dough together. Flip upside down and put on lightly greased cookie sheet or baking stone. (We always used Pyrex baking dishes. Let rise before baking.
Bake at 375 F until golden brown - about 15 minutes. Brush lightly with melted butter.
By Rita H
You didn't say if what you were looking for had any meats in it, but I thought not. I was able to find 3 different recipes for you. I hope one of them is what you are looking for. These seem to be whole or all together, but I'm sure you could use separate ones or maybe use a muffin tin or just fold the sides over and pinch together before baking.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large skillet, melt butter. Add cabbage, onion, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes until tender crisp, stirring occasionally.
Separate dough into 20 biscuits. Place in ungreased 12 inch pizza pan.
Press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Spoon cabbage over crust.
Bake at 375 degrees for 18-25 minutes or until golden.
This unusual recipe tops refrigerated biscuits with chopped cabbage cooked together with onions and caraway seeds.
In heavy skillet saute cabbage, onion, and garlic in butter and oil for 2-3 minutes. Cover skillet and cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes until cabbage and onions are crisp tender. Stir occasionally during cooking. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and caraway seed. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Meanwhile, separate dough into 20 biscuits and press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of 13x9x2 inch pan or 12 inch pizza pan. Make sure perforations are well sealed. Spoon hot cabbage mixture into crust. Bake at 375 degrees F for 18-25 minutes or until crust
is deep golden brown. Cut to serve. Makes 8-10 servings.
Serve this nutritious quick bread with soup or salad. Day-old cabbage bread is good toasted.
Also makes great sandwiches.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cabbage in a small bowl and toss it with lemon juice.
In large measuring cup or medium bowl, combine the yogurt, orange juice concentrate, oil, powdered milk and egg, blending the ingredients well. Stir in the cabbage.
In large bowl, combine the flours, sesame seeds, baking powder, baking soda, salt, mace, and ginger, mixing them well. Gradually add the cabbage mixture to the flour mixture and mix
the ingredients until they are just combined. Pour the batter into a greased 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.
Place the pan in hot oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Turn the bread out onto a rack to cool completely before slicing.
After the first day, it is wonderful toasted. This can be made with 1 cup of only one type of cabbage, but for the sake of color, choose red cabbage.
Makes 10 servings. (11/07/2007)
An old Polish lady I once knew made these yeast made buns with cabbage, onion, and bacon in centre, and called them piroshki, when you Google piroshki you will find this and many other combinations. (06/25/2009)