Ever heard of Bieroks?

United States
August 12, 2009 3:44pm CST
My family used to make these things called Bieroks all the time. We are from Kansas. There was even a little Drive thru where you could by a bierok, a pickle, a bag of chips and a can of soda. They are so yummy. Well, I haven't made them in a while and I was wondering if anyone out there has ever made them. I know you take frozen rolls (like the kind you buy to make monkey bread), or you can use the frozen loafs and split them in 4ths. You let them rise and punch them down about 3 or 4 times. I also know you cook hamburger, sausage, sauerkraut, black olives and sometimes some cheddar cheese. You put a couple of spoonfulls on each roll and bake (can't remember how long, I think about 10 - 15 minutes, till roll is cooked. Would love it if somebody else has had a bierok and knows exactly how to make them.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
12 Aug 09
Hello waters and welcome to myLot. What you are describing sound like what we called cabbage burger back home in Nebraska. There is a fast food chain there called Runzas that sells them too. My Aunt Married a Russian in the 60s and learned to make them from his family. They called them krout burger. She make a bread dough and a filling of hamburger with cabbage and onions. she could pull the dough into a nice circle and put the filling in the middle fold the sides to cover and let raise some. When I made mine I had to roll them out with a rolling pin and my family didn't care for the thick bread so I didn't let mine raise very much. We baked em at 350 degrees until they were golden brown then brush them with butter. They are so good. I have used frozen bread with good results too.
@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I think this is basically a Mennonite German dish, and they actually came to the United States by way of Russia, so they are very similar. I grew up in Oklahoma and had never heard of them, but here in central Kansas I began learning about them. One small town school where I used to work even made them for scratch for the school.
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Now those definitely sound good. In fact, I showed my husband your post and he wants me to try to make some along with my bieroks. He doesn't like sauerkraut so your version is much better suited for him. Thank you!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Your welcome. A friend of mine would slip a slice of cheese in her's after it was baked.
@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
13 Aug 09
We eat bierocks here in Kansas, and in Nebraska they call them Runza. I have never made bierocks, but the ones you mention are a little different from the ones I am familiar with. No olives. I have a recipe for Runza Casserole, or you can search that title online and get a choice of several. Basically in a 9x13 baking dish, line the bottom of the dish with a can of crescent rolls. Brown your hamburger or sausage, remove from pan, saute your cabbage--with or without onions added.(I use a bag of coleslaw shreds)Stir in a can of mushroom soup. Spoon meat and cabbage into baking dish, top with sliced cheese of choice, cheddar, or swiss are the ones we use. Cover the top with another can of crescent rolls, bake at 350 until crust is brown and flaky, cut in squares and enjoy.
• United States
13 Aug 09
Ooooooo, that sounds so yummy and super easy! Showed this one to my hubby too, and again, he wants me to make this one as well. I'm going to be trying all kinds of new recipes soon! I think I'm going to use both hamburger and sausage, that way it's kind of like my bieroks, meat wise anyway. Thank you for this idea. I'm definitely going to be trying Runza soon. I'll let you know how it goes.
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@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
28 Aug 09
We had it last week. Used Cheddar and broccoli soup because it was what e had. It is always good, and filling.