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Nebraska's Stuffed Beef Sandwiches Recipe

Nebraska's Stuffed Beef Sandwiches Recipe

When I moved to Nebraska, I discovered many ethnic foods that I had never heard of before. A friend introduced me to this German-Russian beef sandwich, and it quickly became a family favorite. —Dolly Croghan, Mead, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place 1-3/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat the milk, water and shortening to 120°-130°. Pour over flour mixture; add the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat 3 additional minutes on high. Stir in the remaining flour; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
  • 2. Place dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the cabbage, seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper; cook until cabbage is wilted.
  • 4. Punch dough down; divide into 12 portions and cover with plastic wrap. Working with one piece at a time, roll into a 6-in. square. Place 3/4 cup meat mixture in the center of each square. Fold dough over filling, forming a rectangle. Pinch edges tightly to seal and place on greased baking sheets.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 433 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.

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kelsiem User ID: 4751963 200129
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"I have not used THIS recipe but make these all the time. This IS a Runza, cjt420, and the Runza restaurant sandwiches are just mediocre, anyway."

cjt420 User ID: 1528097 139930
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Nothing is quite as good as a Runza, but this comes pretty darn close. I grew up in Nebraska and still have to get my "fix" whenever I am there."

sdmasters User ID: 6768038 138950
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"These were great and remind me of my college years at UNL!"

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