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Meat Buns

 Meat Buns
Everyone loves the golden, tender crust that surrounds the hearty filling... but making the dough from scratch can be time-consuming. I would serve these more often if they were quicker to make.—Sharon Leno, Keansburg, New Jersey
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


  • DOUGH:
  • 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
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  • 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

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Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Editor's Note: The dough may be prepared in a bread machine. Place dough ingredients (using water that is 70°-80° and only 2 cups of bread flour) in bread pan in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a floured surface and punch down. Prepare buns as directed.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 199 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.