Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My family's favorite!

OK, another food post, but this time in honor of my friend, Laura! When the weather turns cooler and we want good old fashioned comfort food, I am asked to make Bierocks. Bierocks are made from the simplest of ingredients, but are so so good on a cool night. I don't really have a recipe, but I'm going to just walk you through the steps.

Start out by thawing some frozen rolls (or bread balls as my kids call them) - for as many bierocks as you want. You don't want them to rise, just not to be hard. I microwave them for about 2 minutes on 60% or so.

Brown 1 pound of hamburger, with as many diced onions as you care to put in.

While your meat is cooking, lightly flour your counter or a pastry board and roll out them balls of dough until they're flat and maybe 4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

Now that your meat is done, chop a small head of cabbage, add it to the pan of meat, season with salt and a lot of pepper. Add a 1/4 cup of water or so to really get some steam going. Cover and cook until cabbage is tender.

When cabbage is done, spoon some of the cabbage/meat mixture into the center of each rolled-out ball. Bring edges of dough to center to create a pocket. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet. When all the dough is stuffed, cook in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until golden-brown.

Serve with plain ol' yellow mustard.

Here's the beauty of how they look when they're done.

Note that they are not gray and pasty looking. Note also, that I "plated" my meal - using the breakable plates - just like my friend, Laura, did on her blog not long ago. However, my plate ended up looking more like a sick smiley-face when I was done. Oh well, fabulous meal. All my kids ate at least 2 of them and were very happy! Give 'em a try!


Laura Fluke said...

Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck, yucky!!!!!!
But the post was funny!!! Love ya girl, but I am still not eating those!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, that is exactly how I make mine other than I have never tried making them with frozen dough (that would be soooo much easier) and we also have never eaten them with mustard. Since my husband doesn't like cabbage I make his less the cabbage and add velveeta cheese. (Yes, that makes it more like a cheeseburger but he like them this way).


Laura Fluke said...

Still yuck, yuck, yuck, yucky!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I love them and always thought they were to much work. Thanks for sharing a quick and easy way to have that wonderful, warm comfort food that makes the world go round. Tammy