Thursday, October 25, 2012


 I just can't quite pinpoint what it is I love so much about cabbage. Evey time I pass one in the produce section I think to myself "I'm pretty sure sure I could a whole one." I then pick out the biggest one and take it home to find out I indeed can't eat a whole cabbage. At least not in one sitting.

Krautburgers are a great way to use up the remaining cabbage. Some people call them runzas but regardless of what they are called they are an easy and delicious!

If you use just one can of biscuits, you will have enough leftover hamburger and cabbage mixture for my cabbage roll soup. Otherwise you can use half the recipe for one can of biscuits or use two cans to use up all the filling. 

For this recipe you will need:
1 lb of ground beef
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3/4 of one medium cabbage
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 can of buttermilk biscuits (10)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (optional)

 Start by browning the ground beef and onions in a medium skillet until the beef is no longer pink.

Add in the chopped cabbage, garlic salt, and pepper. If you are using really lean beef you may have to add some vegetable oil.

It will seem like you added all the cabbage in the world to the pan, but it will cook down.

Cook the cabbage until it is super tender. So tender it couldn't even scream for help if it wanted to. 

Once the filling is cooked, let it cool until it's close to room temperature.

 While the filling cools off, take out all the biscuits. Roll them out until they are about 1/4 inch thick.

If you put the filling now, the biscuits will melt and turn into a very sad state of affairs. Don't do it!

Make them look like these.

Once the filling is cool, put about 1/4 cup of it in the center of half of the biscuits. Don't be tempted to fill them too much

 If you are adding the cheese, sprinkle a bit of it on now.

Put another rolled out biscuit on top and seal it shut with a fork. Repeat until you run out of biscuits.

The filling is delicious all on its own. If you do not want to make the soup with the leftovers, you will be perfectly content with just the filling. 

Bake the krautburgers at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.

These are a delicious and easy dinner to have. Check back on Monday for a tasty cabbage roll soup!


  1. I am crazy about cabbage! My great grandmother, would cook it with lots of butter and bacon. I was the only kid in the family that liked it, so she always made it when I spent the night at her house. I have never had this recipe before, but I sure want to try it!

  2. I am so glad you understand my love of cabbage! Some people think it's boring but it's for sure one of my favorites. Krautburgers are a German American favorite and it's pretty common in Northern Colorado. I hope you like them!