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Old 02-23-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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Runza Recipe

Read Runza Huts are very popular in Nebaska. Never found one in So. Californa & being curious, had to collect some recipes (have not tried) & pass them along. Think it would make a great football, anytime snack or quick main dish. Have a can of saurkraut that's been calling my name to do something with. Just some food for thought. Wanted to post the Runza site, but puter is not cooperating. To take a peek, google Runza & see the sights/menus :) . See what you think.

1 lb hamburger
1 loaf frozen bread dough
1 onion, chopped
grated cheese
1/4 head cabbage, shredded

Fry meat w onion until brown. Add cabbage & simmer. Partially thaw bread dough & divide into 8 pieces. Roll out & put cheese in middle.Add meat mixture. Fold over edges.
These should look like hot dog buns. Bake at 400 about 20 minutes or until brown.
Bread-frozen or made in bread machine
1 pound hamburger
1 head cabbage
1 onion

Prepare bread dough: In a bread machine, you will need 2 batches of your Basic White Bread. If using frozen bread loaves, thaw them & you will need several of them. Chop cabbage & onion & saute them in a skillet w a little oil until tender. In another skillet, brown hamburger.

Prepare bread dough, by rolling it out to size of runza you want. For a meal size runza, roll out about a 6" circle. For smaller portions, roll out a 4" circle.

Combine hamburger w cabbage/onion mixture, stir to mix thoroughly. Place about 3-4 Tbl of mixture in center of bread dough. Fold sides of dough over mixture & seal edges. Bake in 375 oven about 15 minutes or till bread is golden brown..You can freeze runzas & reheat easily.

You can add a little bit of cheese to top of mixture before sealing edges. In Nebraska, there are Runza Huts (fast food runzas) all over.
2 loaves Frozen Bread dough
1 lb Hamburger
1/2 Head cabbage, chopped
1/2 Medium onion, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste

Thaw bread dough or make equivalent amount using your favorite bread recipe. While dough thaws, make filling. Brown hamburger & drain; return to pan. Add cabbage & onion & cook down. Add salt & pepper to taste. Let dough rise, then punch down & roll to 1/4" thickness. Cut into 4" x 8" pieces & add about 1/2 c meat mixture to each. Fold dough pieces over & seal edges, then place seam-side-down on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise 20-30 minutes. Bake in pre-heated 375 oven 20 minutes or until brown.
Runza Casserole
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 c onion, chopped
salt & pepper, to taste
garlic powder, to taste
2 c cabbage, chopped
1 can mushroom soup
2 cans crescent rolls (8 per pkg)
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Brown hamburger onion, salt, pepper, & garlic. Drain fat. Add cabbage & cook until tender. Stir soup into hamburger. Press eight rolls into bottom of 9x13 baking dish. Pour hamburger mixture on rolls. Top w cheeses. Cover w eight more rolls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
2 lbs hamburger
1 lb shredded cheddar cheese
3 c shredded cabbage
2 tubes crescent rolls
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Brown meat & onion. Add cabbage & allow to steam on top of meat 5-10 minutes. Line a 9x13 pan w crescent rolls. Pour meat & cabbage mixture over dough. Spread on soup followed by cheese. Cover w 2nd can of rolls to form the top crust. Bake at 400 for 25-35 minutes.

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