I had never heard of the word runza nor did I know it was food until a little over a year ago when Aaron made them one night. I was a little hesitant to try them but after one bite, my mouth (& stomach) fell in love. I asked his mom for the recipe (one that has been in their family for a long time) & have since made them for my family, friends, & for a baby shower. I have not come across one person that didn't enjoy them!
1/2 pkg. yeast
1 c. milk
1/4 c. butter, not margarine
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. salt
3 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 c. chopped cabbage
2 T. butter
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
*** I have made these a couple times now & wanted to experiment with this batch. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef & used whole wheat flour instead of regular flour.
Place all dough ingredients in a bread machine. If you do not own one, like me, I put all ingredients in a bowl & use a blender. It is a little more difficult but it works.
Brown beef and onion. Wilt cabbage in butter; add to beef mixture with salt and pepper.
After letting the dough rise for 40-60 minutes, roll dough very thin and cut into 6" squares. Place 1/4 c. meat mixture in center. Pinch edges to seal. Place, smooth side up on greased baking sheet.
Bake 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
& enjoy! I usually dip mine in ranch for a little extra flavor. Also, Aaron & I have tried different fillings such as taco (ground beef, taco seasoning, lettuce) & pizza (red sauce, pepperoni, cheese), both of which were very yummy!