Runza Burritos International Recipe -
Runza Burritos International Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Runza Burritos International

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"A Burrito with a German Flavor...Full meal, snack, or brunch. Freezes easy so it makes a different Brown Bag Lunch base. It should look like a giant Cigar. Optional: Splash the open end of the Burrito with Sour Cream. Eat with gusto...goes great with Corona and a twist of Lime...and a Garden Salad."

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Original recipe makes 8 burritos Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the cabbage, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and water. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender, and the water has cooked away, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas one at a time in a large skillet over medium heat until pliable.
  2. Place a tortilla onto your work surface, then spoon some of the filling halfway between the bottom edge and the center of the tortilla. Flatten the filling into rectangle shape with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Cheddar cheese over the filling. Fold the bottom of the tortilla snugly over the filling, then fold in the left and right edges. Roll the burrito up to the top edge, forming a tight cylinder. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2009

I made this exactly as written. It was very good. A little "nippy" due to the red pepper flakes. My husband suggested that the next time I make this, the meat needs to be I will add a little salt and maybe onion powder or garlic powder when browing the meat. Thanks for the great recipe. It was easy to make and I will definately make this over and over.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 03, 2011

Don't know if I missed something or what, but I added tons of extra spices and these still just didn't do it for us. I really wanted to like these, but we won't make them again. :( Sorry.

May 17, 2010

This is a variation on a Nebraska staple. In the US we are talking ground round steak which is ground beef. We used to make them with 2 pkg. of Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix, 1 head of cabbage, same ground beef, no red pepper flakes and a little Worcestershire sauce for seasoning. Use a handful of dough, , 1/4 c. filling, pinch the sides, let rise 10 min., and bake on a greased cooked sheet, at 375 for 20 minutes. Just like the ones at the Runza Hut!

May 17, 2010

These are really good! And filling! I ended up using more ground round (2 lbs), and 2 medium onions because my half head of cabbage was kind of large. These really came out delicious. My wife really dug it with sour cream, but I ate it naked. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Jan 13, 2010

i used ground turkey instead of beef, and added chili powder and salt to make it less bland.

May 18, 2010

Have to admit I have never had a Runza before but they sounded yummy (and I needed to use the head of cabbage in my fridge!). I scaled back on the red pepper flakes for the kids, but added some red bell pepper and a bit of shredded carrot, both for taste and a bit of color. It was WONDERFUL!!

May 17, 2010

This recipe sounds very much like a German dish called Bierocks, only using flour tortillas instead of dough. Bierocks are really tasty and this recipe sounds like it would be also

Nov 03, 2009

these were very yummy. i left out the onion and added some powdered onion instead and used turkey meat and flour tortilla's. very flavorful and scrumptous. a very easy and fast "go to" meal i will for sure make often.


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 647 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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