Nebraska’s Stuffed Beef Sandwiches
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
I used pizza dough on mine. Also used sauerkraut drained and chopped instead of cabbage. In some I added cheese and others I put a little bbq sauce in the mixture to keep them a little juicier. All in all these are good.
These sound really tasty and filling. I make a lot of things to freeze and reheat as needed, and these would be perfect. For those who are concerned about having to knead the dough by hand, it's much easier to do if you have a stand mixer with dough hooks. Just keep mixing the dough on medium speed for the same amount of time as it says to knead, once you've added your flour. Also, weigh the flour instead of measuring by cups. It's more accurate.
These are really good. My husband is from North Platte and I make these often for him. We had lots more pepper for heat and shredded cheese because that's the way he always liked them
A good basis for improvement. Bland, as is. Begs for addition of green chilies and shredded mozzarella. Maybe diced tomatoes.
In Colorado we call these Cabbage Burgers.
My German mother-in-law taught me to make these. They are a German dish called Kraut Runza which means cabbage pockets. They are a family favorite. They can be frozen after baking, and are good cold as well as hot. I always serve a carrot and pineapple jello salad and apple pie with them. I've always made a batch up before I have surgery, as then all I have to do is warm them up in the microwave if I want something hot to eat.
My daughter and I make these, but we use frozen bread dough because I have issues with my hands. Also, when making that cabbage and beef mixture, I add 2 teaspoons of caraway seed. It's one of those ingredients that makes you go, "hmmm..."? I have a friend who has made these, and thought that they were dry. She added a small can of tomato sauce into the beef and cabbage mixture, and said that it helped. But to me, that would change the whole flavor. When I take these out of the oven, I brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle a few grains of coarse salt on top. Awesome!
these were excellent. Company also loved them. I added mozzarella cheese before I wrapped them. I could only put 1/2 cup of filling in each one. I couldn't roll them any bigger or they would get a hole in them. 1/2 cup worked fine. Next time I might try adding diced cooked potatoes (very small dice). These almost tasted like a pasty. I'll definitely make them again.
These are also good using drained sauerkraut in place of cabbage. My wife also liked to use her Tupper dough recipe.
I was wondering if I should leave the filling to cool before assembling?