Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

German Bierocks are made by combining ground beef, chopped cabbage and lots of seasoning all baked in a bread dough. A very popular food at the Oktoberfest. You can use homemade bread dough or store bought. Original recipe from -- I adjusted the ingredients a bit. Posted for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef in a pan with the onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Add the cabbage to the ground beef mixture.
  2. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until the cabbage is limp.
  3. Add grated cheese to your liking and set aside to cool until just warm. Taste and season again if necessary.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
  5. Separate the dough into 2 pieces and roll out each into a 12-inch circle.
  6. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Using a spoon, put a small amount of the ground beef mixture filling into the centre. Bring the three points of each wedge up to the centre and pinch to seal.
  7. Place Bierocks on a lightly greased baking sheet. If you like, mix egg white and water and brush the tops of the bierocks with mixture.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

Tasty and fairly easy to make. Used 4 cups of already shredded slaw mix (now think maybe 3 cups would have worked better) and a sharp Cheddar cheese. After I cut dough into wedges I used rolling pin to squish them down but wish I had flattened them even more so I had more area to put filling on. After dh and I sampled for lunch, I froze the rest for our next camping trip--they will be a great lunch for hike. Thank you FloridaNative for a great recipe. Made for Football Pool.