Ingredients: (I actually doubled this, and used 5 loaves of bread - I had plenty of the meat mixture for all 15-16 of them!)
- 2 loaves frozen bread dough
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 head cabbage, chopped/shredded
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 t. pepper
- 1/2 t. garlic salt
- 2 t. sugar
-1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
for a spicy twist on the classic: use pepperjack cheese and add jalapenos
for the cheeseburger version: add chopped pickles (or relish), bacon, and ketchup
1. Thaw frozen bread dough and let rise according to package directions. (I thawed mine overnight in the fridge - it cuts the rise time in half! Mine took around 3 hours to rise out of the fridge.)
2. In a large skillet, brown the hamburger, drain. Meanwhile, chop the onion and cabbage.
3. Add chopped cabbage and onion, cover, and cook over medium heat until cabbage wilts, stirring frequently (took about 15-20 minutes). Add salt, pepper, and sugar.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once dough has risen, punch down and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut into 6 pieces, each about 5" x 6" in size. (I rolled out two loaves at a time, to a 15" x 12" rectangle then cut the 12" in half and the 15" side in thirds)
5. Add 1/3 c. meat mixture to each piece, then sprinkle with a couple tablespoons shredded cheese. (add additional toppings as desired.) helpful tip: be sure to mark the different flavors so no one's surprised by what they bite into! We put a few pieces of cheese on the outside of the cheeseburger ones and separated the spicy/traditional ones to avoid confusion.
6. Fold dough pieces over and seal the edges, then place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet.
7. Let rise 20-30 minutes, then bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until brown.
8. Optional: To freeze, bake for 10 minutes, allow to cool, then wrap in plastic and place in freezer bags, freeze. When ready to eat, thaw and cook at 375 for 20 minutes.