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!

  • 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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