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.

Delenn February 17, 2012

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!!

happysunflower36 October 25, 2007

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

loca1107 December 18, 2006