Hearty Beef & Cabbage Pockets

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
I found a similar recipe many years ago and experimented with my own version until I had it just right. If you can't find the frozen rolls, you can use a homemade dough. —Elaine Clark, Wellington, Kansas
Hearty Beef & Cabbage Pockets Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 24 frozen Texas-size whole wheat dinner rolls (3 pounds total), thawed
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound carrots, grated
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Caraway seeds


  1. Let dough stand at room temperature 30-40 minutes or until softened. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 12-15 minutes; crumble meat; drain. Stir in carrots, chiles, mustard, salt and pepper. Add cabbage in batches; cook and stir until tender.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, press or roll each dinner roll into a 5-in. circle. Top with a heaping 1/3 cup filling; bring edges of dough up over filling and pinch to seal.
  3. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray, seam side down. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Whisk egg whites and water; brush over tops. Sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Can you freeze Hearty Beef & Cabbage Pockets?

Freeze baked and cooled pockets in an airtight container. To use, reheat pockets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray in a preheated 350° oven 30-35 minutes or until heated through; cover loosely with foil if needed to prevent overbrowning.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed pocket: 239 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.