Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Homemade Runza Style Sandwich

Homemade Runza Style Sandwich
(12 servings)



4½ cups All-Purpose Flour
½ cup Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
2 pkg. Dry Yeast
¾ cup Milk
½ cup Water
½ cup Shortening
2 large Fresh Eggs, room temperature


2 lb. Ground Chuck (85/15)
1 large Yellow Onion, diced
4 cups Green Cabbage, diced
2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Black Pepper
½ tsp. Garlic Powder



In a large mixing bowl, combine 1¾ cups flour, sugar and yeast. In a sauce pan, heat milk, water and shortening until warm (120-130 degrees). Pour the liquid into the bowl of flour mixture and add the eggs. Beat on low speed of electric mixer for half a minute and then increase to high for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour and knead for 6 to 8 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about an hour). When ready to make sandwiches, remove dough to a flour surface and punch down. Divide into 12 equal portions and roll out each one into a 6x8 inch piece a ¼ inch thick. Place ¾ cup of filling in center leaving about an inch of dough all around outside empty. Make a rectangle by bringing the long sides of dough together over the filling and pinching ends together. Then pinch the ends of dough on short side together. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet the has been lightly greased. Repeat process until all are done. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes and they are golden brown.


In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground chuck and onions until beef is no longer pink. Drain any grease and then add the cabbage, butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder and cook until cabbage has wilted. Remove from the heat and let cool a little before assembling the Runza sandwiches.

Note: To change them up a little, you could add your favorite cheese on top of the meat mixture before sealing the dough around the filling. You might even try adding mushrooms or bacon to change the taste. Use your imagination when making these delicious sandwiches.

Note: If you don't want to make or have the time for the dough, you can use frozen bread dough. Just thaw 2 loaves, roll out to a ¼ inch thickness and cut to 6x8 inch pieces.

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