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These Kraut Buns (Bierocks) are a delicious yeast dough that is stuffed with a savory filling of beef, sauerkraut, and onions.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: bierocks, kraut buns, sauerkraut
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Debbie


  • 1 1/2 pounds bread dough (one basic loaf) homemade or store-bought
  • 1 pound ground beef may substitute venison or pork
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, drained homemade or store-bought
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted for brushing after baking


  • In a large saute pan, brown the ground beef and onions.
  • Drain the sauerkraut and add to the ground beef along with the garlic, allspice, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes until heated through.
  • Drain the ground beef mixture and set aside to cool.
  • Roll out the bread dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 3-4 inch squares.
  • Place 2-3 tablespoons of the beef mixture onto each square. Fold the four corners to the center and press the seams together to seal.
  • Lightly grease a large baking tray. Place the buns on the tray with an inch or two in between. Let them rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg