Friday, April 17, 2009

In the Kitchen with Tell

Something smells good in the kitchen tonight. Mom is cooking Bierox (pronounced BEER-ROCKS). It's a sort of German version of a hamburger. This recipe is very popular among families of German descent here in Oklahoma. I'll tell you how to make it so you can have a taste of this heavenly stuff in your home. Take one pound of sausage (or 1/2 pound sausage and 1/2 pound hamburger if you prefer) and brown it in a skillet on the stove. Add 1 cup chopped onions and 2 cups shredded cabbage. You can add a little water if you like, but not too much, you don't want it soupy but pretty dry. Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1 Tbs flour. Now here is the secret ingredient -- add 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. Cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

While its cooking on the stove, make a yeast dough, or you can cheat like Mom does and buy frozen bread dough at the grocery store and thaw it out. Divide and roll out 4" to 6" circles, then spoon the meat mixture in the center. Fold up the dough and pinch it together and put it on a cookie sheet. Set them a little ways apart from each other because they'll rise some in the over and get bigger. Spread a little melted butter on the top. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the bread is golden. There you go, now you know how to make Bierox at home. They're scrumptious. My Boy can eat about 10 of these at a time, but they do keep in the refrigerator well. Bone Appetit!



Gus said...

those sound pretty yummy! Wonder if I can get muzzer to try them.

Do you get a big bite?


Sally said...

I am getting pretty hungry here! Hope my humans see this recipe! Licks
Sally (and Paddy)

Noah the Airedale said...

Tell matie, that sounds delicious but you forgot to post a picture of the finished product lol.


Molly the Airedale said...

OH NO! Where's the picture, Tell? We need to drool! These bierox sound delicious! We're hoping mom will make some for us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Those yummies would nevew make it to the wefwidgewatow in ouw house..we would eat all the yummie goodness up immediately. Sounds gweat! thank you fow the wecipe
smoochie kisses

Princess Patches said...

Wow, Tell! Those sound VERY yummy! We'll see if we can get our mom to try them! Our people think there might be a little German mixed up in their Heinz 57 heritage!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Eric said...

Oh Yyummm!!!! Sounds dogalicious,I've never seen anything like that in square house. Hope I do now Tell! Thanks for the recipe. Hope you got a couple of your own.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, it sounds good! I hope you got to sample it.

Solid Gold Dancer