Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)

Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)


"Pastry baked with a savory beef, onion, and cabbage filling. This is a recipe from my friend's aunt. She served it during Oktoberfest."


1 h servings 371 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 883 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Saute beef, onion and garlic, salt and lemon pepper in a large skillet over medium high heat, until beef is browned. Add cabbage, Worcestershire sauce and caraway seeds. Cook until cabbage is limp; drain liquid from mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. On a lightly floured board, roll each loaf of dough into a 12 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Spoon cabbage/beef filling onto center of each dough piece, dividing equally. Pull three points of each wedge up to the center and pinch to seal. Place bierocks on a lightly greased cookie sheet. If desired, brush dough with melted butter or egg wash (1 egg white with 2 tablespoons water).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot, or wrap and freeze for heating later.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 157 Ratings


I was surprised that no one had tried using prepared biscuit dough. I made the filling as instructed, but just realized that I left out the salt (fine without it). I had a can of jumbo butterm...

These are *excellent*. They vanish almost instantly at parties. People beg me to make these. I save a ton of time and cleanup when making them by buying the canned Pillsbury "Crusty French ...

We first tasted BIEROCKs in Kansas two years ago. At the airport I purchased a Kansas Cookbook just to get the recipe; I haven't found it anyplace else. The book states the recipe was brought to...

Great! This recipe is very similar to what the fast-food chain Runza (in Nebraska) sells as "Runzas," a local favorite. My German grandmother used to make these, as well, and no one ever thoug...

Ever in search of the perfect Bierrock recipe, I had to try these even though they were made with frozen dough. I'm not a big fan of frozen dough. The filling was very good nonetheless. The doug...

ok so my husband changed this recipe alot when he cooked it, but this was thebase recipe he went off of. the dough - he used thed dough recipe from Pam's Bierocks. The dough turned out amazing...

I made these as appetizers for a surprise birthday party we were giving. I served them with a sweet and hot honey mustard dip. They were a total hit!!

Family loved these. Very easy to make (once you get the rolling out the dough part down!~). Very inexpensive and filling! A budget lovers dream! Will use a little less worchestshire. Thank you!~

This is so easy and so good! Recipe requires NO changes. I loved it for dinner but think it would also be good in miniature for appetizers.