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The Ultimate Collection Of Runza Recipes

The Ultimate Collection Of Runza Recipes

This stuffed bun goes by many names: Bierock, Krautbrot, Pirozhki or Pirogi. In Nebraska, we call these tasty stuffed buns a Runza. And it turns out, there are a lot of creative spins on the Runza recipe out there.

Traditional Runza recipes call for a yeasty bread pocket stuffed with beef, cabbage, onions and some spices. Essentially, it’s a Hot Pocket crossed with a hamburger that has an Eastern European twist to it.

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Most Nebraskans get their Runzas from the local fast food chain, Runza Restaurants. At least, that’s where I get mine. Some small town cafes in Nebraska serve Bierocks, including probably the most famous of them all, Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Cafe in McCook.

Runza recipes and Runza variations

If your travels aren’t taking you through Nebraska any time soon, you can easily make Runzas at home. I’ve round up a traditional Runza recipe from a Nebraskan baker, plus all sorts of variations. Enjoy!

Homemade Runza Recipes

Wear your Runza love proudly

Runzas truly are a Nebraska thing. Fans of the bun are loyal, too. I guarantee if you wear one of these shirts in another state, a fellow Nebraskan will notice. Here are a few Runza favorites:

Got a recipe?

I’d love to know if you’ve got a recipe for Runzas that differ from those above. Share a link or the recipe itself in the comments below!

Have an idea for another quintessential Midwestern dish? Leave me a comment with your suggestion! Or check out the other recipes:

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