Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
Great recipe. Every time I've made them they've gotten better and better. 3 kids who are picky eaters and this is a winner with them all.
Meh. For all the work these took, they weren't worth it. The time they indicated (30 minutes?!?) wasn't accurate for me. I doctored up the meat and didn't have bread/yeast failure - but hubs had 1/2 of one, got up and made a sandwich. It was disappointing because I spent WAY too much time on them. I forced myself to eat two of them since I really didn't want to go back in the kitchen and make something else for my meal. Then I threw the rest away. Just bland and "meh". Nothing spectacular and certainly NOT worth spending another Sunday afternoon futzing with yeast, kneading, raising, re-raising. Just not worth it.
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Not exactly the same, but this is reminiscent of Runza sandwiches sold at franchises throughout Nebraska and the surrounding area ... with a soft dough casing stuffed with ground beef, shredded cabbage and a few spices!
The filling for these buns seemed so "blah", with just a can of tomato sauce and a little onion, and when I tasted the filling it WAS "blah. For one thing, I used very lean ground beef, so there wasn't much flavor there. I added garlic powder....that didn't do it, and I ended up putting in some Grillmates barbecue seasoning, that didn't do it so I added some catsup, a little mustard and a bit of brown sugar, plus liquid smoke, and then it had a good taste. I made the dough in the bread machine, using only half the yeast, (so it would go through the whole dough cycle and not expand upwards too rapidly},and it came out perfectly. Some pretty tasty sandwiches!
Delicious! Kind of sweet tasting.
My family loved these! Even my adult son, who's not fond of ground beef, loved these. After reading the reviews, I used 1 3/4 lb. ground chuck and added a dash of garlic powder and a squirt of ketchup to the meat mixture. The dough was very easy to work with and tasted delicious. We're anxious to try some other variations on this recipe now.
I have been making these for several years, I make them as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, BBQ Beef and also ham and cheese. they are great any way you make them.I also freeze the extra ones and heat them for about 1 minute in the microwave.
This is a tasty and fun recipe. However I changed the filling after reading some of the other reviews. I doubled the meat. To make it taste more like a burger like I used a 15 oz can if tomatoe sauce, 1/2 can ketchup, 2 tb burger seasoning, 1 ts liquid smoke, 1 Tb Worcestershire, season salt and pepper to taste. I also added a ts of dill pickle relish in the pocket. Not exactly the recipe but I got rave reviews!
I wasn't really faithful to the recipe--I used angel rolls dough and had to tweak the meat sauce a bit. I also used cheddar and mozzarella according to my kids' preferences. My family enjoyed the results.