Cabbage Busters or as my Dad would call them “German Hamburgers”. My Mom got this recipe from the lady next door when I was a kid. We loved them so much, it seemed like she would make millions of them! She could hardly keep up with us as we would grab them off the pan as they came out of the oven. They are like little pockets of fresh baked bread stuffed with hamburger, cabbage and onions. Heaven! So yummy!
I had a half a head of cabbage and a little over a pound of hamburger so I picked up a package of frozen bread and made a small batch for lunch. I got 9 out of one loaf of bread.
1/2 head of cabbage (chopped)
1 yellow or white onion (diced)
1 lb ground beef
1 loaf frozen bread (thaw overnight in the refrigerator, in a baggie with a little oil)
Sauté the onion and cabbage in a little olive or vegetable oil until tender. Season with salt and peper. Remove from pan and place in a bowl.
Brown hamburger, drain, add to the cabbage mixture.
I let the bread rise just a little. I turned on the oven until it reached about 100-200 degrees then shut it off. I placed the bread still in the baggie on a plate and set it in the oven for about 15 minutes. Then I kneed it to get all the air out.
On a floured surface, roll out the bread, pretty thin and cut into 4x4 or 5x5 squares. They don’t have to be perfect.
Place about 2 or 3 tablespoons of the cabbage mixture in the middle.
Pull up 2 of the corners and pinch together. Continue until all corners are pinched into a square.
Pour a generous amount of vegetable oil onto a baking pan. Slide the top through the oil and then turn over with the pinches on the bottom. It’s a good idea to have the pad ready before you start to assemble them.
Bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes and golden brown. You may have to brush on more oil, don’t worry they are not greasy. It is just like your baking a loaf of bread. They are very hot so be careful on that first bite!