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Submitted by: | Source: My mother-in-law+some of my own additions

2011-05-07 Other
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Bread wrapped German hamburger

  • Servings: Around 2 dozen give or take
  • Prep Time: hamburger mix- 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-30 minutes in the oven
  • Total Time: Depends!


2 lbs Lean Hamburger
2 Onions Chopped Fine
1 head Cabbage, shredded
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper, to taste
About 1/4 Cup Flour
Prepared Bread Dough, can also use 3-4 frozen thawed bread loaf dough


Saute hamburger and onion in large 4 inch skillet, adding seasoning until no longer pink and onion translucent, do not remove liquids. Add shredded cabbage and mix, continuing over medium heat until cabbage is wilted and cooked. Sprinkle flour over top of mixture and stir until incorporated and mixture thickens slightly. Don't not use more flour than necessary. The flour added helps make a little bit of sauce for the roll, so they are a little juicy. Allow mixture to cool. (Bierox is easier to make if this mixture is prepared a day ahead, storing in refrigerator and used cold.)

Make standard bread dough, using your favorite simple recipe. I usually use one with just water, olive oil, salt, and little sugar, yeast and pizza dough. Can use frozen, thawed bread dough too. Some people use canned biscuits (yuck). Roll out the dough into large rectangle about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. using a knife cut into 5 inch squares (can make as large or small as you wish). Place 1-2T of hamburger mixture in center of square and pull up corners of dough around hamburger mixture sealing the dough all around. If hamburger mixture is still warm, this can get messy as the dough will soften and not hold together well. Have that mixture at least room temp. Place the dough covered ball seam side down on greased cookie sheet. Keep the rolls about 2-3 inches apart so that they won't touch as they swell. When rolls are made (no need to let rise again), bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes til light brown. May need to cover lightly with heavy foil to prevent browning too early. Allow to cool somewhat so you can handle with your hands and eat hot. Can be placed in zip lock baggies for refrigerator storage and frozen. A 2lb recipe will make around 2 dozen 4 inch rolls. Even if you hate cabbage, you'll love these and kids love them too. In fact, I've never found anyone who doesn't!