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Mar 24, 2012

Krautburgers are What's for Dinner this week!

This is not a dish I make often, although with all the easy ways to get ingredients these days I am not sure why I don't make them more often. Growing up my mom used to make these quite often. She would labor over making the bread dough all day and then cut up the cabbage and steam it and cook the meat. Then there is the assembly, roll out the dough, fill it with the meat and cabbage mixture and bake. Well, now days I go the easier route. I use the frozen bread dough and the slaw mixture you can buy in the pre-packaged salad section in the produce department. They come out just as good, and I don't have to spend all day in the kitchen. So here are the ingredients we need for Krautburgers.


1 1/2 lbs of ground beef or turkey
1 package of slaw mix (in the produce department, usually contains carrots and cabbage)
2 - 1 lb loaves of frozen bread dough (thawed according to package directions)


Take out the bread dough in the morning to thaw (use the thawing directions on the package). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brown the meat in a large skillet, salt and pepper to taste. Drain the meat and set aside. Add the package of slaw mix to the hot skillet and saute for about 4 minutes. Return the meat to the skillet and combine with the slaw mix. Set aside the meat mixture.

Take your bread dough and break off a ball about the size of a baseball, roll out to a circle about 6-7 inches.

Fill the center with a scoop of the meat mixture and fold the dough over sealing the edges. After you have made all the Krautburgers, let them rest on the sheet pan for about 15 minutes.

Bake in the oven until they are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Serve the Krautburgers with butter, ketchup and mustard. I usually put a slit in the top and add butter to melt down inside. Have the ketchup and mustard on the  side for dipping. Enjoy!

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  1. These look sound yummy. I can't wait to try them sometime soon. Can they be frozen and reheated?

    1. Yes Lauren they can be frozen. They are perfect for that.

  2. These look so interesting and good! I've never heard of them before. Definitely going to try them out!