The October Kitchen of the Month is Kelly of A Messy Kitchen. When Kelly challenged us to make runzas, I knew it sounded vaguely familiar. Upon checking one of my more recent cookbook acquisitions, Midwest Made, by Shauna Sever, I found the recipe. Runzas are a savory hand pie, found mainly in the Midwest. They are also called bierocks or krautburgers. The Volga Germans, who settled in Nebraska, Kansas, and the Dakotas brought these meat-and-cabbage filled sandwiches with them.
In typical Babe fashion, I decided to use this particular recipe because it called for half the amount of yeast (not that I have anything against yeast). For the filling, I went with well-drained sauerkraut along with onions and ground beef. Because I had the time, I took my time in preparing and shaping the rolls. All went smoothly. Once they were out of the oven and cool, I tried one immediately; then for the sake of my waistline, I put the others in the freezer for a future, emergency/quick meal.
This was a great baking/cooking challenge. Not only were they easy to prepare, but I have extras as well. Hope you join in this month. You can find the recipe on Kelly’s website. Send your results to Kelly at A Messy Kitchen by the end of the month.
- Blog from OUR Kitchen – Elizabeth
- A Messy Kitchen – Kelly (Kitchen of the Month)
- Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
- My Diverse Kitchen – Aparna
- Bread Experience – Cathy
- Thyme for Cooking - Katie
- My Kitchen in Half Cups - Tanna
- Feeding My Enthusiasms - Elle