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Simple Meals Recipe: Easy Mini Runzas with Pepperjack Cheese

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If you live in Nebraska, you know what a Runza is. And while there is a restaurant chain that makes homemade runzas so delicious, it's not always practical to take everyone out to eat.  We've developed a simple version of the runza, based on a recipe that's been around for generations.  This savory meat and cabbage filled dough has extra zing with the addition of pepper-jack cheese!

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!


To make this simple meal that makes 8 Runzas, you'll need just a few basic ingredients:


Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!



  • 1 bag of cabbage slaw mix (don't have any? One quarter small cabbage and half a carrot, both shredded, will do)
  • 1/2 pound hamburger, browned
  • 1/2 white onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tube Pillsbury GRANDS! biscuits
  • 1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese (we prefer Tillamook)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Start by browning your hamburger. Add the onions, garlic, and cabbage/carrot mix and cook until the veggies are soft.  Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool while you prepare the dough.

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!





Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!

On a flat surface (a pie board works well), roll out each individual biscuit into a flat oval.

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!
Transfer to  your greased baking sheet and fill with 1/4 cup of the meat mixture and cheese. Fold up and pinch the edges.

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 17 minutes or golden brown.

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!










When baked, serve with ketchup, just like a real runza!

Make this zesty mini Runza with a few ingredients and 30 minutes of time. It's a true Simple Meal!


This video shows you step-by-step how to roll out and wrap the dough pockets:



This simple meal takes just a few ingredients and 30 minutes to make.

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