I have been online looking for a good recipe for a Runza-type sandwich (cabbage/beef in a bun). Does anyone have a good one that tastes like the sandwiches found in Nebraska Runza restaurants? I ate them as a kid and remember how good they were. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Looking for a good recipe for a Runza sandwich
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1 lb of ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
Brown the ground beef & onion together until beef is browned and onion is translucent. Drain grease & add the following:
Half of a large head of cabbage (4 cups maybe?), chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper (maybe a little less)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 T Worstershire Sauce
Mix all together & cook down until the cabbage is steamed & limp. You might have to adjust the seasonings to your liking. I've only seen one recipe calling for the Worstershire Sauce but the guy that had it in his recipe said it really adds a good flavor. Just wish I could spell it!
You can use frozen bread dough but I didn't want to wait until it thawed out so made my own. Here's the recipe I used only I halved it for this filling recipe:
2 T yeast
1 T + 1/3 c sugar
1 c water
2 c milk, warm
2/3 c olive oil or butter cut into small bits
2 eggs, beaten
1 T salt
8 c flour
Mix the yeast, 1 T sugar, & water & let sit for 10 minutes. Then add the milk, salt, rest of the sugar , eggs & olive oil or butter. Slowly mix in the flour & knead until the dough isn't sticky. Let rise until doubled.
This is a sweet dough but is a light, good roll dough that really compliments the filling. I could have gotten maybe 12 bierocks out of the roll recipe but ran out of filling. Guess I was too generous with the filling but I wanted a substantial sandwich. I made rectangular bierocks and folded them sort of like a burrito and sealed the ends and bottom. I made an egg wash and brushed the tops. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. I brushed melted butter on the tops when they came out of the oven. Like I said before just play with the spices until you get the right taste.
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Can't wait to try this. I have a recipe for bierochs which is what this basically is, but it doesn't taste at all like the Runza Hut. I've played with spices some but never thot to use worcestire sauce. I personally LOVE their swiss and mushroom runzas so will be trying to add that. Thanks for posting this.
I finally got around to trying the recipe. I did "tweak" LOL First, I had no ground beef so ground venison was my meat. I bought the coleslaw mix cause I was lazy and added some broccoli slaw also in order to get a little more veggie into my family. I basically doubled the meat mix. I must have rolled these super thin compared to you or made them smaller because I got 25 buns out of it and I only made a single bread dough recipe. I don't like a lot of bread with mine.....so.... I added a dash of turmeric, a dash of cayenne pepper and some smoked paprika. The meat mix tasted fantastic by itself! I really think the worcestershire sauce is the key. OMG! They are so good! I do believe I have my recipe...Thank you sooooo much