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Meat Buns

On the outside, these golden buns resemble ordinary dinner rolls. But one bite reveals the tasty, cheesy beef filling inside. —Sharon Leno, Keansburg, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • DOUGH:
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 2-1/4 cups bread flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, egg, salt and 1 cup flour; beat on low for 3 minutes. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; crumble meat; drain. Add cabbage, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in cheese. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool.
  • Punch dough down and divide into 12 pieces. Gently roll out each piece into a 5-in. circle. Top each circle of dough with about 1/4 cup filling. Fold dough over filling to meet in the center; pinch edges to seal.
  • Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Brush with butter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Editor's Note: The dough may be prepared in a bread machine. Place dough ingredients (using water that is 70°-80° and only 2 cups of bread flour) in bread pan in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a floured surface and punch down. Prepare buns as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 bun: 199 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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