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Since my Husker Game was finally on in the evening we had a watch party at our house. I wanted something we could eat while watching the game, so I decided on Runzas (AKA Bierocks) and corn on the cob. (Both of which are Nebraska staples) I followed Cowgirl’s recipe with a few changes this time.

 

This time I subbed out a 1 lb. chub of Jimmy Deans regular sausage for one 1 lb. of hamburger. I also tripled the amount of garlic. Both tweaks really added to the flavor and I’ll be doing so on all future batches.

 

Here’s a link to a thread of my first attempt making these where the original recipe can be found.

https://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/23518-dutch-oven-bierocks-or-runzas-or-whatever-you-want-to-call-them/

Started out making up the dough.

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Prepped all the ingredients and took them all out to my gas side burner.

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Sweated the onion and added the hamburger.

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After the hamburger was mostly browned I added the salt, pepper and cabbage and cooked until it wilted.

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The dough had risen nicely so

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rolled it out into a log

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and cut it into 8 roughly equal pieces and formed each piece into a ball.

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I then rolled each piece into an approximate 7” round and placed 2 giant spoonful’s in the center.

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I folded up the edges and pitched them together and placed each into my Dutch Oven that I had already smeared with butter. I repeated this process until it was full. I prepped my kamado for the Dutch Oven and preheated it to 325.

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I then closed the lid and let this bake for approximately 35 minutes. And here is the result.

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I carefully cut around each one and plated one up with a ear of corn and wash this down with a Pizza Port Brewing Swami’s I.P.A. (IPA not shown)

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Yum!

 

Everyone thought they were delicious and the game results were good as well.

 

Thanks for looking.

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4 minutes ago, MD_Ag said:

Good looking cook there. Heard about runza many times, but never looked at it closely. Any ideas for Illinois next week?

Thanks. 

 

Do you mean food wise or game score?

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1 hour ago, MD_Ag said:

Either. Don't know if that's in my pick'em yet. Gotta figure out something for the A&M / Auburn game myself.

I'll probably freeze 2 of these and have them for next weeks game.

 

As far as the game, I'm not sure how that will go. We haven't won many road games since our new coach took over. Yesterdays performance gave me some hope that they are righting the ship but our left tackle went down in the 4th quarter and that concerns me greatly. We'll see how things goes. 

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On 9/18/2019 at 10:06 AM, TKOBBQ said:

Looks like you had an tasty meal.

Thanks. It really was.

On 9/18/2019 at 12:03 PM, John Setzler said:

Those look awesome... I think i might make a video of this kind of recipe pretty soon.  This would be a good way to prepare some leftover chili or even pulled pork bbq..... my wheels are turning now....

 

Thanks John. I've started experimenting with the original recipe and like the results. Next time I might even add a slice of cheese under the filling. (as that will end up being the top when I put them in the dutch oven)

 

Since the filling is already cooked you're only trying to get the dough fully cooked and browned.If you cook them to long you and up end up burning the bottoms. 

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