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For the bread :
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup of sugar
2 packages active dry yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of shortening
2 Large eggs
For the filling :
2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
2 medium onions – chopped
4 cups chopped cabbage
2 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp of pepper


  • Non Veg
    • 55 mins
    • Serves 12
    • Easy


    • For the bread :

    • For the filling :

    How to Make Runza

    • Place 1-3/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl.
    • Heat the milk, water and shortening up to 120°-130° F.
    • Pour the diluted milk into the flour mixture; add the eggs.
    • Beat the eggs with an electric mixer on low speed until blended.
    • Beat 3 additional minutes on high speed setting.
    • Stir in the remaining flour; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
    • Place the dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain the excess water.
    • Add the cabbage, seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper; cook until cabbage is wilted.
    • Punch the dough down and divide into 12 portions and cover with plastic wrap.
    • Working with one piece at a time, roll into a 6-in. square.
    • Place 3/4 cup meat mixture in the center of each square. Fold dough over filling, forming a rectangle.
    • Pinch the edges tightly to seal and place on greased baking sheets.
    • Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Serve while hot and with French fries on the side.


    • This is originally a Russian recipe which spread till Germany and finally got popular with Americans.

    These runza sandwiches are baked in different shapes in different regions.

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