Runza Burgers

Runza Burgers

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"Originally from Iowa, Runzas were a staple in our family dinners. Usually the beef and cabbage mixture was stuffed in fresh bread dough. This is an easy and quick variation that is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables! My 10 year old son loves them."


40 m servings 284 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 493 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over high heat. Drain fat. Stir in garlic, onion, and cabbage; cook until vegetables are wilted and soft. Stir in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, until reduced to a sloppy joe consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place hamburger buns on top of meat mixture; cover skillet to steam, about 1 minute. To serve, fill steamed buns with beef and cabbage mixture.
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  1. 25 Ratings


This is a great recipe!!i don't the Worcestershire sauce; try black pepper instead !! With the hamburger and when put in the bun!! It is a staple here in Nebraska , too. You could add a slice ...

I was hesitant at first to try this recipe, but I sure am glad that I did. My wife doesn't usually like to try new things and since I do all the cooking, I am always trying to serve something d...

I grew up with a recipe very much like this one. I was raised by my Polish grandmother and my Russian grandfather and meals like this were just about always a staple food. I'd almost forgotten h...

I added a small can of tomato paste, which I think improved the flavor a great deal. I can't pinpoint it, but it tastes familiar somehow. Good use of cabbage!

I did not have beef broth so I used water instead. I also used a rather large head of cabbage. My husband cannot eat gluten, so we ate this plain -- and loved it! Next time I will try to use b...

My husband was a little skeptical about the combination but had two burgers and commented how good it was several times. My teenager liked it as did my picky 11 year old. I will make it again!...

WOW! This was great...even my very very picky 7 year old asked for more and I can not stress how picky she is.

We enjoyed these. They're essentially just Runza (also called bierock) filling piled on a bun rather than inside dough. I did up the mustard, add some garlic powder, and add a few tablespoons ...

I remember eating runzas from a german bierock shop...but these were not it. Sorry. no one in my family liked these at all.