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Kraut Burgers - First Attempt

Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,463
edited 9:40AM in EggHead Forum
When I was growing up my mother would make this roll that she called kraut burgers. I was reminded of them earlier this week when I talked to her and asked about the recipe. Today was my first attempt.

I started by browning some ground beef and onions and then added shredded cabbage until wilted.

Made the yeast dough from scratch and rolled out to 1/2" thickness and cut with a 3" biscuit cutter.

Brushed the dough with butter and then added the meat mixture and topped with dough and pinched the seams.

After 25 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees.

Served to my son who drove home from St Louis today.

The kraut burgers were good, but next time I'll roll the dough to a 1/4" and make larger rolls so that I can include more of the filling.

While I was baking in the house I had dinner cooking on the EGG. Thanks for reading my post.




Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.


Tulsa, OK


  • berrygoodberrygood Posts: 372
    Love the cook, HF. I'll have to give those kraut burgers a try sometime. Thanks for the new idea.
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,017
    Nicely done. I agree with teh more filling theory. Great lookin spread there. :)
  • GhostlightGhostlight Posts: 23
    Chain of Runza joints in Nebraska. My folks grew up there and made those all the time growing up. Try green cabbage next time and toss in some minced jalapeno's :P

    BTW - I roll my bread out SUPER thin and get 1/4 cup of the filling in each one. Brush w/ a little egg-wash and they get a nice crunchy exterior.
  • LotharLothar Posts: 30
    Beat me to it. Runza is huge in Nebraska but be careful calling those Runzas. They have that name trademarked and are quick to sue. When I was a kid, Lincoln Public Schools served "Bunzas" but Runza either sued or threatened to sue and LPS ended up changing them to "Kraut Burgers". I think several years later the term Kraut Burger was deemed politically incorrect and they ended up changing the name again to something like seasoned beef rolls or something like that.
  • Runza in Lawrence, KS. Loved that place. And they were cheap on a college kid's budget. Certainly an acquired taste for some.

    Isn't a bierock something similar?
  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,463
    Ghostlight, thanks for the advice. Jalapenos will kick them up a notch and the dough needs to be thinner.

    That's the great thing about this forum. People are always willing to share there ideas and knowledge.

    Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.


    Tulsa, OK
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