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16 November 2011

Runza burger recipes

For some reason I'm a little weird with recipes, I sometimes use them, but mostly I get an inspiration in my head, look up a few reference recipes and then just wing it with what I have. That being said, there are plenty of recipes out in internet-land for these, but this is my own creation, loosely based on a recipe I had found a few months ago, but couldn't find among my cookbooks this time around.


Filling

 







1 head cabbage
1 cup frozen onion/pepper blend (I used the frozen pkg. that had red and green peppers, celery and parsley)
1 lb ground beef
1 16 oz can beef broth
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large put the frozen onion blend on medium heat until thawed. Meanwhile brown the ground beef, drain and set aside. Chop the cabbage as small as you would like and add to the onion mix once the onions have fully thawed. Next add your can of beef broth and turn up the heat to bring the broth to a boil and steam your cabbage until tender, adding salt and pepper to taste.  Add the ground beef and stir to combine.


Runza Casserole

3 cups filling
1 16 oz package Southern style hash browns
Cheddar Cheese

In a bowl combine the filling and the hash browns. Place in a lightly sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350˚ for 1 hour. Take the pan out of the oven and stir gently, cover with cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes.
*For variety: try putting the filling in the bottom and mashed potatoes on top, almost like shepherds pie. Or use a different kind of cheese. You can also add some Worcestershire sauce to add a little zest. ~Come up with your own unique way and post a comment below.


 
Runza sandwiches

1 package frozen white bread dough
Filling

Depending on how many loaves come in a package and how many you will need to make makes it hard to give definite measurements for ingredients.
 
Thaw the bread dough according to the packages directions. Cut each loaf into 4 equal pieces. Roll the pieces out on a floured surface until thin. Spoon the filling onto the dough (approx 1/4- 1/3 cup filling each). Its easier to do it on one half, so you can fold the dough over, making almost a triangle shape. Pinch the edges tightly to close the dough, making a pocket.
Place on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, turning to create even browning after 5 minutes.
*For variety, add cheese on top of filling before seaming the dough. You can add a Tbs of sour cream to make it creamier, or chili powder or red pepper flakes for some spice.
~Comment below to let us know how your family enjoyed this healthy, easy dinner!

This filling recipe can be used for lots of different meals and will freeze so you can make a large batch and store until you're ready to use it. You can also use the same recipe, but use ground pork instead of beef for egg roll filling and impress all your friends with homemade egg rolls!

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