Bierocks (German Meat Turnovers)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Pastry baked with a savory beef, onion, and cabbage filling. This is a recipe from my friend's aunt. She served it during Oktoberfest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute beef, onion and garlic, salt and lemon pepper in a large skillet over medium high heat, until beef is browned. Add cabbage, Worcestershire sauce and caraway seeds. Cook until cabbage is limp; drain liquid from mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees Celsius.
  3. On a lightly floured board, roll each loaf of dough into a 12 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Spoon cabbage/beef filling onto center of each dough piece, dividing equally.
  4. Pull three points of each wedge up to the center and pinch to seal. Place bierocks on a lightly greased cookie sheet. If desired, brush dough with melted butter or egg wash (1 egg white with 2 tablespoons water).
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot, or wrap and freeze for heating later.
Most Helpful

I didn't have a lot of luck with this recipe. I am 100% sure that it was the operator not the recipe. I couldn't get the bread into a circle so I used rectangles. I used a fork to go around the edges to seal it but they came undone whilst baking. The filling was nice.

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Wow!! These bierocks was so delicious. My dad is German and came to visit me. Since my mom is Japanese, he hardly ever gets to eat anything German. So I wanted to make something German for my dad. I browsed and came across this recipe. I didn't use any caraway seeds. The beirocks are so crunchy on the outside and very moist and tasty on the inside. My dad said the recipe was a home run in baseball terms. I froze 1/2 of them and it's so easy to just pop it in a toaster oven whenever you feel like eating one. Thank you so much for posting!!

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My family is german and we found this recipe to be absolutely yummy! Thanks so much for posting.