Everyone will love this German appetizer, if they can’t stand Cabbage. It can be made from scratch, but I like to make it semi-homemade using frozen rolls. It freezes nicely and is ready to pull out of the freezer when needed. To reheat, thaw first and place in a 350 degree oven or microwave on high covered with a damp paper towel for 45 seconds. Enjoy…

Bierocks (Runza) Recipe

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Preparation: 3 hrs
Cooking: 15 mins
Total: 3 hrs15 mins
Makes: 36 rolls


  • 1 Yorders Frozen Bread Dough
  • 1 ½ cup cabbage shredded
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  1. Defrost the bread rolls and let them rise for about 2 or 3 hours.

  2. Next, shred the cabbage in a food processor and cook it in hot oil until it becomes tender.

  3. Dice the onions and mix them into the ground beef, then season with salt and pepper and cook.

  4. Now, mix the cabbage with the beef.

  5. Unravel the rolls and fill them with some of the ground beef mixture.

  6. Once they've been filled with the ground beef mixture, fold up 4 corners of the rolls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  7. After folding them, bake the rolls in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  8. Once the rolls are done baking, brush them with melted butter and serve. Enjoy!

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I Use Ladyfingers Instead of Sponge Cake?

Yes! Ladyfingers are a great substitution and make for a good mix between this recipe and the classic tiramisu recipe. I would recommend layering it in a springform pan like the way we have done with our
Charlotte Cake Recipe giving it a finished look.

Can I Substitute the Liqueur?

The flavor of the liqueur mellows out but you can use less with 3 Tbsp liqueur in the syrup and 1 Tbsp in the cream or make it a virgin (alcohol-free) by replacing liqueur with freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste.

Can I Make this Cake Ahead?

The sponge cake is so easy and can be made a day ahead or stored in the freezer for up to 3 months and because it doesn’t get soggy, it will stay yummy assembled in the fridge for 3 days.