Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tracey's Runza!

For those of you who grew up in or near Nebraska you will know what I'm referring to when I talk about a Runza. Since moving away from Nebraska I have missed many things. I miss my family, the spirit of Husker game days, seeing the stars, BIG storms and RUNZA's!

I introduced my husband to Runza's pretty early on in our relationship and he was hooked! His love for the Runza may have played a small part in why I ended up marrying him, I kid. I think;)

Runza's are great game day food so I decided the Superbowl was the perfect time for me to attempt to bake them.

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cups cabbage
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lawry's Season salt
  • 2 containers refrigerated pizza dough

Cut up, about, 4 cups of cabbage.

Dice 1 medium sized onion.

Place 1 pound of lean ground beef and diced onions into hot skillet. Season with salt, pepper and Lawry's Season Salt.

Cook until browned.

Add cabbage to the skillet.

Cook until cabbage is wilted.

I didn't have time to make my own dough so I just bought some pizza dough from the fridge section in the grocery store.

Remove the dough from the tube.

Unroll the dough and cut into 6 inch squares.

Place a spoonful of the meat mixture into the center of the dough square.

Fold dough around the meat and place on greased cookie sheet. I used olive oil on my pan.

Make sure all corners of the dough are sealed so mixture does not come out while cooking.

Place in a 350 degree preheated oven and let cook for 20 minutes.

Finished product! I was so excited to taste these babies. You have no idea!

My plate. I like to dip my Runza's in ketchup.

SO GOOD!!! This recipe is a keeper for sure and it was perfect for the Superbowl!

I made myself a simple salad while I waited for the Runza's to bake.

Patrick and I didn't forget about the boy's, they each got a bully stick. After all it was their Superbowl as well!

They loved them! These are one of their favorite treats and it keeps them busy for a long time!


  1. Neat! I've never heard of a runza before, but it looks delicious!!

  2. Oh, the Runza's look amazing! I bet they would taste great dunked in marinara sauce, too!

  3. You said Runza and my brain went, "Ooooh, I know what that is...Must get some now." It's crazy how my mouth remembers the flavor of these little bundles of joy. I'm so making these. I even have a head of cabbage begging to be made into these. Yummy.

  4. I have not been to Nebraska and have not tried these Runza's, but they sound like a great idea to me! Thanks for sharing - I will keep them on my wishlist of things to make.