Monday, March 5, 2012

Quick and EASY Bierocks

I decided to share my Desperized Bierocks (or bieroch) recipe for St. Patrick's Day even though this is traditionally a Germanic food.  It essentially has the same flavors as Irish-American Corned Beef and Cabbage--both are even served with mustard. Instead of corned beef, there's kid-friendly ground beef.  To stay true to Irish-American tradition, the dish could be served with a side of potatoes as well.  
Shredded carrots have been added to this mixture.
Desperize, meaning in desperation, is taking a complicated recipe and simplifying it for a busy schedule.  Bierocks, pronounced "brocks," is a simple meat pie.  Typically, the bierock is filled with cooked and seasoned ground beef, shredded cabbage and onions, then oven baked until the dough is golden brown.  Some variants include grated carrots.  My recipe (found in the newspaper 6-7 years ago), combines ground beef and angel hair cabbage in a crescent roll tart.  This makes a terrific finger food (also appetizer).
A little water in the empty spaces might help.
Desperized Bierocks
Use 2 muffin tins (12 openings) use outside 8 slots
2 T. oil
1 large onion (1 c. chopped)
1 lb. extra lean ground beef
10 oz. pack thinly shredded green cabbage (3 c.)
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
cooking oil spray
2 (8-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough (I prefer the buttery kind)
deli style mustard for serving if desired
Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Place in skillet with lid, onion and ground beef.  Stir and cook till browned and crumbled (6 minutes).  Add coleslaw, salt and pepper.  Stir and cook until wilted (2 more minutes).  Remove from heat.  Spray muffin pan.  Place wide side of each crescent triangle over the muffin tin opening, allowing the wide part of the dough triangle to dip into the tin, (may hang over edge).  Place 1/4 cup meat filling over each triangle.  Fold point of triangle over each other to enclose, (don't need to seal).  Place in oven uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve immediately with mustard for dipping or swirl over tops.  Makes 16.  Yield 6-8 servings.

Create your own Pot of Gold Coins and play a fun game of Scavenger Hunt for Family Night this month.

Easy Meat Pies :0)

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