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Krautburgers or Pierogs – Typical Russian dish

by Larry Hale, 18 Nov 2005

Comment: This recipe is from my wife’s side of the family. It was brought over from the Volga region of Russia. I just finished eating a batch of this last week. I love these things. Sorry for being a little vague in the preparation and the amount of the ingredients. When I asked my mother in-law to make me a copy of grandma’s recipe she told me that nothing is written down they just make it “like they always have.”

  • 1 head of cabbage – cored and shredded

  • 1 large white onion – finely chopped

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Minced garlic to taste

  • 1 lb of ground beef

Sautee the cabbage, onion and salt and pepper in a lightly oiled pan. Stir frequently and don’t let the ingredients stick to the pan.

Separately brown the ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper and the minced garlic.

Make your own bread dough. After bread dough has raised roll on a floured board to 1/16 of an inch. Cut into 16 squares.

  • Drain the beef and cabbage mixtures.

  • Combine and mix the ground beef with the cabbage mixture.

  • Place approximately ¼ cup of the mixture onto the square of dough.

  • Bring the opposite corners and pinch together to seal the pocket.

  • Place scaled side down into greased baking pan.

Let rise for 30 minutes 

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Brush with melted butter after removing from the pan.

[Edited by Rose Mary Keller Hughes, Recipe Coordinator. Published at DVHH by Jody McKim Pharr, 18 Nov 2005 ]



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