Bierocks, also known as Runza sandwiches, are a traditional German-Russian food that is popular in the Midwest United States. They consist of a yeast dough that is filled with a mixture of ground beef, onion, and cabbage and then baked. They are often served as a sandwich or as a side dish.

Here is a recipe for Bierocks:


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of shredded cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix flour, sugar, vegetable oil, and milk in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the yeast, warm water, and sugar in a separate bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  6. In a skillet, brown the ground beef, onion, and cabbage. Season with salt and pepper. Drain off any excess fat.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  8. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Place the beef mixture in the center of the dough.
  10. Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges.
  11. Place the bierocks on a greased baking sheet.
  12. Beat the egg and brush it on top of the bierocks.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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