Runza (Meat Pies)

Note: Rhodes frozen rolls can be substituted for the Dough. Just roll out thawed dough into 6-inch squares.

Dough
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 packages dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

Filling
1 pound lean ground meat
2 small onions, chopped
4 cups chopped cabbage
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, place 1 3/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt.

Heat milk, water and shortening to 120 degrees. Pour over flour mixture; add the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low until blended. Beat 3 additional minutes on high. Stir in remaining flour; knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, brown beef and onions in a skillet. Add the cabbage, salt and pepper; cook until cabbage is wilted.

Punch dough down; roll into 12 (6-inch) squares. Top each square with 1/3 cup meat mixture. Fold into triangles. Pinch edges tightly to seal and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

Yield: 12 servings.

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