I woke up with THE WORST COLD this weekend you guys. I feel like a big truck ran over my head.
I know most people don’t like to cook in this situation, but when I’m feeling down, I feel the need to bake things. Fluffy, comforting things.
Bierocks are pillowy little buns of dough stuffed with a beef and cabbage mixture. I’d call them a pub food with German influence. You serve them up out of the oven piping hot and they are irresistible.
I’ll admit they aren’t something you’d typically consider a health food, but I’ve really slimmed them down and upped the nutrition factor, so you don’t have to feel a bit of guilt. First, I cut the salt way down because I use Healthy Spice Solutions Low Salt/Low Sugar, Perfect Steak Spice Blend to season up the insides. I sub in whole wheat flour for white, use lean ground beef, and pack these babies full of veggies.
This recipe is really flexible because if you don’t feel like making your own dough, you can use frozen whole wheat dinner rolls as a sub. Just thaw them according to package directions and you can skip all the rising business. I happen to like to bake bread and the recipe here is very simple, but I know that isn’t for everybody and a good recipe gives you options!
These make a great dinner paired with a green salad, but they are most fun to serve at a party where finger foods are the food of choice. These meaty buns reign supreme in the world of hors d’oeuvres if you ask me because people are always looking for a protein-packed, filling choice at a party. Oh, if you are going to be partaking in a little bubbly, they are the perfect filling food to coat your tummy, without a lot of salt, calories, or fat.
I think these little buns were a win for a sick day, don’t you?
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