Classic American Bierocks Recipe

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Indulge in the savory goodness of these American Bierocks that are perfect for a hearty meal or snack. Filled with delicious seasoned ground beef, onions, and cabbage, these meat turnovers are wrapped in soft bread dough and baked to perfection.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cabbage, salt, and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
  3. Add flour, melted butter, salt, and beaten egg to the yeast mixture. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  4. Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch down the dough and divide it into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a circle.
  6. Place a spoonful of the meat mixture in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges tightly.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the bierocks on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy the delicious American Bierocks!

Interesting Facts

  • Bierocks originated in Eastern Europe and were brought to America by German immigrants.
  • The name 'bierocks' is derived from the Russian word 'pirogi', which means 'pies'.
  • American Bierocks are a popular dish in the Midwest, especially in states like Kansas and Nebraska.