Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
My mom is from Nebraska. After she moved away and left her beloved Runza, she had to come up with a substitute! For picky children, leave out the veggies! If you are not familiar with Runza, just know that it is similar to a cheeseburger.
- 2 (12 ounce) tubes crescent rolls
- 1 lb ground beef
- sliced cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 medium onion
- 1 chopped green bell pepper
- 1. Brown ground beef. Drain.
- 2. Saute onion & pepper and add to beef.
- 3. Unroll cresecent rolls. Place beef inside cresecent rolls. You can be creative in how you roll them. You can place beef inside a cresecent roll and roll it up how you would normally roll a cresecent roll or you may choose to shape them in a rectangle, or shape like a real Runza. I shape them into a rectangle using about four of the triangles. Two on the top, two on the bottom.
- 4. The cheese can be added on the inside or the outside. I prefer to put it on top on the beef before rolling. If you want to put it on the outside, just add cheese on top with five minutes left in baking time.
- 5. Bake according to your crescent roll directions.
- 6. Serve with Ketchup & Mustard!
Not quite Runza but not bad by any means. I've only had Runza twice while visiting a friend in Nebraska but I know it's good and this does satisfy the need if you are far away from an actual Runza like me. Nonetheless when I saw it I decided to make it the very next day! I used mushrooms in mine instead of the onion and pepper as my wife doesn't like either of those things. I tried to wrap my like a Runza to get the full effect and had some trouble...after failing twice I decided to take the triangles and fold one on top of the other and pinch the sides closed which seemed to work well. I might recommend letting the meat cool a bit before spooning it onto the crescent rolls as it made it difficult to work with. Overall good recipe and I will make it again!