Runzas (Bierocks)

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Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 30-35 min.
Servings: 1-11
Difficulty: Intermediate

Fill these rolls with this cabbage, ground beef and onion filling and you will revel in a delicious memory of Europe even if you have never been there.


12 Rhodes Yeast Texas Rolls, or 24 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
4 cups sliced cabbage
1 cup sliced yellow onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 ounces ground beef
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Saute cabbage and onion in oil. Cover and steam for 30 minutes. Brown ground beef in a large pan, and drain well. Add cabbage, onion, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Flatten each Texas roll, or 2 dinner rolls into a 6-inch circle. Divide filling among 12 circles (about 1/3 cup). Place 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese on top of filling. Pull edges around filling and pinch to close.

Place on a large sprayed baking sheet, pinched side down. Brush tops with melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees F 30-35 minutes.

  • Vicki marston
    May 4, 2020

    These are so delicious! I make 24 to 36 at a time and freeze. Easy to brown bag, delicious lunch when we travel in our rV. I add more cabbage than the recipe calls for because we love cabbage.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 5, 2020

      We have a lot of requests for this recipe! That’s great that you add more cabbage! Thanks for letting us know that you enjoy this!

    • Cindy
      July 11, 2020

      Freeze theM after you bake them or before?

      • Debbie from Rhodes
        July 13, 2020

        Thanks for your question! You have to freeze them after they are baked. If you freeze them before you damage the yeast and they won’t bake like they should.

    • Cindy
      July 13, 2020

      How do you reheat them? Microwave or oVen, thawed or frozen?

    • Cindy
      July 13, 2020

      How do you reheat them? Microwave or oVen, thawed?

  • May 20, 2020

    I also mix ground sausage with my hamburger and sometimes add a bit of mustard. Just seems to give it a little more “kick”.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 21, 2020

      That sounds wonderful!! Great idea!

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