Healthy Meal Prep
Savory Runzas Recipe

Savory Runzas


Sweet homemade bread pockets full of a savory beef, onion, and cabbage filling cook to a golden brown in this well-worth-the-prep-time runza recipe.


  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place 1 3/4 cups flour into a bowl. Stir in sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. Combine milk, water, and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high until warm (120 to 130 degrees F/50 to 55 degrees C), 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Pour heated milk into the flour mixture. Add eggs and beat at low speed for 30 seconds. Switch to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining flour. Knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. Cover the bowl with waxed paper and a towel; let rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook ground beef and onion in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. At the same time, melt butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage to beef mixture with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large baking sheet.
  7. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until very thin. Cut into 6 squares or rectangles, whichever you prefer. Place 3 tablespoons beef filling in the center of each shape. Bring corners together, pinch edges to seal, and place right-side up onto the prepared baking sheet. Let rise until an indentation remains when lightly pressed with a finger, 40 to 60 minutes.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until dough is done and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Savory Runzas

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 731.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 41 %
carbohydrates: 30 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 16 %
fat: 46 %
saturated fat: 50 %
cholesterol: 33 %
vitamin a iu: 6 %
niacin equivalents: 94 %
vitamin b6: 15 %
vitamin c: 21 %
folate: 64 %
calcium: 8 %
iron: 33 %
magnesium: 14 %
potassium: 10 %
sodium: 27 %
thiamin: 84 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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