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RUNZA SANDWICH
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:22:18 AM »
Greg asked for a RUNZA recipe over in the MAID-RITE sandwich thread.....so, rather than putting this recipe under that thread, I decided to keep them separate to avoid confusion and to make it easier to search for each recipe.

Like the Iowegian's MAID-RITE recipe, Nebraska's RUNZA recipe is very simple and best if left that way.  Adding ingredients that are not true to the original recipe is sacrilege to most of we Nebraskans, but there ain't no law agin' it, as far as I know. :shrug:



NEBRASKA'S RUNZA SANDWICH

 Prep Time 30 minutes
 Cook Time 20 minutes
 Rise TIme 1 hour
 Total Time 50 minutes
 Servings 12
 Author My Farmhouse Table



Ingredients:

Dough
4 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
2 pkgs (1/4 oz) Yeast
1 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Butter
2 Eggs
Filling
2 lbs Ground Beef
1 Small Onion, diced
4 cups Cabbage, chopped
2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1 tsp Pepper


Instructions:

Dough
Start by placing 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Either in a small saucepan over medium heat or a microwave safe bowl, heat the milk, water, and butter to 120-130 degrees F.
Pour heated wet ingredients into flour mixture. Stir slightly before adding beaten eggs.
Continue by adding the remaining flour, one cup at a time, until when kneaded the dough comes together and is smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
Filling
While dough is rising, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
Stir in the chopped cabbage, seasoned salt, and pepper. Stir gently until cabbage is cooked and filling combined.
Assembly
Punch dough down, and divide into 12 equal portions.
Working with one piece of dough, roll into a rectangle (approx 6 inches x 8 inches in size).
Place a heaping 1/2 cup of filling into the center of each dough piece.
Fold dough over filling. Seal and tuck edges.
Place onto a greased baking sheet (edges can touch).
Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.



Recipe Notes:

These freeze well. Make multiple batches (through the baking process) and freeze any cooked extras. When ready to use, thaw and either bake or microwave until heated.
Can use 2 (8oz) cans of sauerkraut in place of cabbage.
Add a half slice of cheddar cheese to each Runza before sealing pouch for a Cheese Runza version.
For a shortcut, use thawed frozen bread dough in place of making the dough from scratch.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 08:34:09 AM by wolfy »
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 01:59:24 PM »
Thanks Craig, this looks really good. I'll be giving this a try after the Thanksgiving feast.

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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 06:27:11 AM »
I'm going to try this after getting sick of turkey leftovers... but I hope it doesn't give me the runza?


Bwahahahahahah.


I made a funny.
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
Yeah, you did. :lol:    As a side note, the Runza does tend to keep one from needing to resort to a laxative for regularity, but not explosively so. ;D
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 09:50:35 AM »
When you're cooking it does everybody runza to the fire.





...couldn't help it.




If you put too much garlic in it, people will runza way.


SHTF.  People runza amok.



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« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 09:55:48 AM by madmax »
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 10:24:35 AM »
...and what if I have the runza in the truck?  How much do Depends hold?  Do they have a gross weight limit?  And why do they use the term "gross"?

...what if I pizza too.  Liquid weighs 8.3 lbs per gal.  Is the limit the combined weight?


? ok I'll stop.
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 11:23:24 AM »
This popped up in my news this morning.....


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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 01:54:48 PM »
After reading all this and laughing too hard I am pooped.  I gotta runza toilet.  Depends on my speed if I make it there.
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 02:42:31 PM »
Wolfy may never recover this thread.  They might have a runza n the posts.

Puns are fun.
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 04:27:49 PM »
At this point, recovery of 'on point' content is too much to hope for, but I don't care, since I am guilty of the very same childish behavior.....too many times to count!  It's fun though, ain't it? :lol: :cheers:
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 05:41:18 PM »
You guys ruinza everything! Lol!

Both recipes sound good, Wolfy.
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 06:14:29 PM »
Heather surprised me with Runzas for supper tonight.  :shocked:

Sometimes it pays to let her proof-read my posts! :drool: 8)
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 06:36:32 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2019, 07:08:38 AM »
Tell Heather I really can be nice... not often,  but enough.
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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2019, 06:25:15 AM »
I worked at Runza for a few years in high school & just after.
Everything was always fresh, & the spices used were a well kept secret.
What a great day to be outside.

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Re: RUNZA SANDWICH
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2019, 08:04:47 PM »
I'm thankful O:-) that the Runza recipe in the OP makes 10-12 sandwiches and freezes well....that's what I'll be living on until Heather gets back from Denver on Thursday.....all in all, not too bad! 8)
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