How to Make Homemade Runzas

I love runzas and love that I can make them at home now! It's nice to know how to make homemade runzas at last! #runza

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  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small cabbage, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce to taste


  1. Begin by preparing your dough.
  2. Mix flour, sugar and salt. Combine yeast with warm water. Add to flour mixture.
  3. Mix in melted butter and milk.
  4. Mix the ingredients until combined, and then add eggs.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles.
  6. Meanwhile, begin cooking your filling. Brown the hamburger with the diced onion. Drain the grease from the cooked meat.
  7. Return the meat to low heat. Stir in the sliced cabbage and allow the heat to wilt the cabbage slightly.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce. Let the mixture cool while the dough finishes rising.
  9. Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Using your hands, roll or pull each piece into a flat circle.
  10. Add filling into the middle of the dough. Sprinkle a bit of cheddar cheese on top of the filling, if you are so inclined. 
  11. Then, pull the dough together and fold over the filling.
  12. Flip the runzas over and place on greased cookie sheet. Let the bundles rise for 10 minutes.
  13. Bake runzas for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  14. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Serve runzas warm.