- 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (110° to 115°)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 2-1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 pound ground turkey or beef
- 1-1/2 cups chopped cabbage
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, egg, salt and 1 cup flour; beat on low for 3 minutes. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add cabbage, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in cheese. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool.
- Punch dough down and divide into 12 pieces. Gently roll out each piece into a 5-in. circle. Top each with about 1/4 cup filling. Fold dough over filling to meet in the center; pinch edges to seal.
- Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Brush with butter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
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"This one's a keeper. Even the picky eaters in my family didn't mind the cabbage in there, even when they knew ahead of time. We didn't think the dough was too sweet. I think you could add just about anything to the filling to customize it (chopped hard cooked egg, mushrooms, bacon, etc.). I think these might be a nice portable thing to take on a picnic."
"Very good...but I think it could do without the sugar or reduce it to half that amount. It seems too sweet."
"An alternative to "scratch dough" is - Texas sized frozen dinner rolls, thawed, and rolled out in a circle. A bottom to put the filling on, and put another circle on top, seal around the edges and let the rolls rise. You can put an egg wash on your Meat Buns before you bake them if you'd like."