American Cookbook #09 – Cabbage

American-Cookbook2Kraut Bierocks

Makes 10 servings

Prep: 45 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 11 gr or 1½ (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 100 gr or ½ cup white sugar
  • 475 ml or 2 cups warm water
  • 500 gr or 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 65 gr or ½ cup powdered milk
  • 5 gr or 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 100 gr or ½ cup shortening
  • 455 gr or 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 455 gr or 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 160 gr or 1 cup chopped onion
  • 210 gr or 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 45 ml or 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 10 gr or 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 gr or 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 55 gr or ½ cup shredded, processed American cheese
  • 55 gr or ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

shredded-cabbageTO MAKE:
To Make Sweet Dough:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the yeast, sugar and water and mix together.
  2. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour, dry milk, baking powder and shortening, then knead mixture for 10 minutes, adding as little flour as necessary.
  4. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, then knead again.

To Make Filling:

  1. Meanwhile, brown beef, sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Drain extra fat from skillet, then stir in cabbage, mustard, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted.
  4. Preheat oven to 175° C or 350 degrees F.
  5. Flatten a piece of dough.
  6. Place large spoonful of meat filling onto dough and fold over to form a round bun.
  7. Lay folded-side-down in a lightly greased 23 x 33 cm or 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Note: These meat-and-cabbage-mixture filled sweet rolls make a great main dish, and are also great as a snack. They reheat well, so leftovers are also great! Sauerkraut can be used in place of the cabbage for more of a ‘kraut flavor’.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 630
Total Fat: 34.3g
Cholesterol: 69mg
Sodium: 1129mg
Total Carbohydrates: 55g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
Protein: 24.6g
Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20150917-AC-09-Kraut-Bierocks