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    Default Home Made Runza's

    Here is the recipe and instructions on how to make Runza's.
    Runza is a chain restaurants it is mainly in Nebraska and a few surrounding states.
    Runza's are a meat filled pie.

    I use my bread machine to make the dough. If you do not have a bread machine you can use frozen bread dough.

    Dough recipe

    1 1/4 cup of warm milk
    1/3 cup canola oil
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    3 3/4 cup flour (can use 1/2 white 1/2 WW)
    1 pk yeast

    Use the dough cycle of bread machine.
    If used frozen bread dough let rise like you are baking bread and then punch down and fill.

    Filling Ingredients

    2 pounds ground beef (can use ground turkey but not as flavorful)
    1 medium onion chopped
    1/2 head of chopped cabbage (approx. 3 cups)
    1 tsp. Salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    canned mushrooms drained (optional)
    cheese slices (optional)

    While the bread dough is going. Brown the ground beef with onions.
    When about half cooked add the cabbage. (I used cole slaw mix because I forgot about it and it was getting water so not good for slaw)Finish cooking until cabbage is translucent.
    Drain and put in the fridge to cool. (the dough does not like hot meat to hard to work with)

    When dough is done take out the meat mixture, cheese, mushrooms and dough.
    Punch down dough and remove to a floured surface. Pinch off dough and roll into balls a little bigger than golf balls. I got 14 balls.
    Flatten out the ball and put on a floured surface and roll with rolling pin until about 6 or 7 inches in diameter.
    Put a slice of cheese in the middle of the dough add some mushrooms and a spoon of meat filling. (omit cheese and mushrooms if you are not using them)
    Wrap up and turn over on a greased cookie sheet.
    Let rest and rise for 30 minutes.
    Cook for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F
    Brush with butter.
    Cool completely wrap in plastic wrap and put in freezer ziploc.
    Microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

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    I just found this spot and read thru your recipe. These sound wonderful! I can't wait to try them myself. If on were to use frozen dough, how many would you need?

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Debbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdarlin View Post
    I just found this spot and read thru your recipe. These sound wonderful! I can't wait to try them myself. If on were to use frozen dough, how many would you need?

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Debbie
    I have made it with the frozen dough and I used 1 loaf. Just let it rise like normal and then punch it down and use it.

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    Thank you! I bought ingredients yesterday to try this. My mouth is watering already.

    Debbie

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    You pictures are great. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

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    I think I might try this tonight for dinner. Thanks for the recipe. It looks really easy. Also looks easy to alter the filling to make it whatever you want. Like, you could add taco seasonings to the ground beef/turkey and maybe some black beens while omitting the cabbage. Also, you could use some colby cheese instead. Then you would have a mexican flavored meat pie.

    Thanks again for the many ideas.

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    Default amazing...

    these look soooo GOOD! Can't wait to try it...I don't have a bread machine but want to do it from scratch...i assume it's ok to go ahead and make the dough the old fashioned way?

    Thanks again!

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    I have been looking for a good homemade runza recipe! I trust a fellow nebraskan

    We'll be back in the cornhusker state in 2 weeks so I will definately be buying myself a runza!

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    Those look so good! I've never heard of Runza's before.

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    mmmm....... runzas. oh how I loved them!!!

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    Default Grammar Police

    Hi...I'm from Nebraska and I love Runzas.....ate them all the time when I lived there, and when I go back.

    I swore to myself, grumpy old woman that I am, that I would make an effort to improve the language of English speakers on the Net. It is RUNZAS (plural), not RUNZA'S. 's does not make the plural of a noun, it makes the possessive of a noun....except for its and it's, which is the exception to the rule....

    Thank you and good recipe.

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    Thank you!

    Runzas are the only thing I have when we go to Council Bluffs Iowa to see hubbys parents.

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    Always have Runzas when we visit hubby's family in Neb. Yummy...never tried to make them myself..

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