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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

German Kraut Burgers

This is hands down one of my new favorite recipes.  Katie over at Yes, I Want Cake gave me the idea.  She is a genius!

They are the perfect little snack, yet filling enough for a meal.  Not to mention they re-heat perfectly.  I ate the last one yesterday, almost 4 days after they were made fresh.  

Is anyone watching Big Brother?  Each summer I become obsessed with this show.  While watching the other night I got to thinking.....I wonder how they eat on this show?  You see their fully stocked pantry and occasionally someone making something in the kitchen, but never all sitting down for a meal.

I mean they are STUCK in this house for weeks on end.  I wonder if one of the contestants becomes the "mom" of the group and starts making all the meals, or if everyone just fends for themselves.  Let me tell you, if I was in the house I'd be doing the cooking.

Maybe that way they'd never vote me out.  For fear they would go hungry.

These kraut burgers?

Just a few simple ingredients.  They are so easy!

You need to make them stat.

German Kraut Burgers
1 batch of my world's best bread dough OR this mix {if you want a shortcut}
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, finely diced
1 small head of cabbage, finely shredded
yellow mustard
salt and pepper
melted butter

Prepare your dough {either my homemade version or the boxed mixed version}.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a large pot saute the ground beef and onion.  Drain off any excess grease.  Add in the shredded cabbage, a generous amount of salt and pepper and a squirt of yellow mustard.  Stir, put the lid on and allow to cook/steam for 20 minutes over medium heat.

Roll out the dough {about 1/4 in. thick}.  Cut into squares.  Place 2 T. of meat mixture onto the square and fold up the sides, securing by placing seam side down in an 8x8 baking dish or regular pie plate.  Brush with melted butter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm and with additional mustard.

Now, I did have extra filling left over, but I simply placed it in a Ziploc baggie, labeled it and threw it in the freezer.  I'll make another half batch on another day!

These are so soft, buttery and flavorful.  They remind me on something the lunch ladies at school growing up used to make.  The same concept, ground beef inside a homemade roll, but yet I don't remember the cabbage.  

Does anyone remember what they were called?  In my head I think they started with a "k".

Who wants one?

Tomorrow I find out who won the Saucy Mama Sliced Contest!  I have a 10% chance of winning and after looking at all the dessert recipes......I think that 10% is pretty accurate:(

But, you never, ever know.

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  1. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)July 17, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    I love Big Brother too, and I want one of those burgers RIGHT now! I wouldn't vote you out of the house if you were making me those :-)

  2. I think they were called Pierogis(sp?) at the good old STC cafeteria:)

  3. Kelli @ The Sustainable CoupleFebruary 28, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    These are really interesting - I like the idea of a 'stuffed' burger inside a bun. I am not a fan of kraut (my husband loves it!), but I could see myself doing a half and half compromise :)

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