How can you say no to these Kraut Burgers? Two kinds of meat, some cabbage and Grandma’s love.
This post was originally published in March 21, 2012. Republished December 27, 2019
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So Hubby was telling me about a dish his great grandmother used to make called “Kraut Burgers.” Now I was skeptical since he absolutely HATES sauerkraut. He said this meal is like a German calzone. Ok, I like calzones…… So I did some Internet research and found out what they were all about and I was intrigued and curious to make them. After lots of looking at pictures, recipes and blog posts & comments, I decided this was my Saturday night kitchen adventure!
And I was not disappointed.
I never had the opportunity to meet Hubby’s grandma but from what he’s told me, she was something else! Plus a good cook. He told me she would can fruits and veggies as well as whip up this dish. I was so excited to try this but wanted to make sure I stuck as close to the recipe and taste that he remembered.
They were surprisingly easy to make and full of flavor. I didn’t go with any specific recipe, but picked different ingredients from several recipes, added some of my own flavors & spices and created a Krautburger I can call my own. This recipe makes 12 burgers so if you’re not feeding a big group, you can halve it.
Kraut Burgers Ingredients.
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound pork sausage
1/2 medium red or yellow onion, chopped
1 medium head of cabbage, chopped or sliced
1 Tablespoon Mrs. Dash Table Blend
2 cans refrigerated pizza dough
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cook the beef and pork in a large skillet with the garlic and olive oil until the meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess juice and return the meat to the skillet.
In the meantime, roll out the pizza dough until thin and cut into 12 equal squares. When the meat mix is cooked, spoon an equal amount onto the center of each dough square, then fold the corners together to seal the meat inside.
Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam, sealed side down.
Brush the top with butter and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until the dough has been browned.
You’ve got the Kraut Burgers, now lets grab some sides
Craving more burgers? Check these out.
- Turkey Burgers with Kale
- Rockin’ Jalapeno Popper Burgers
- Grilled Sirloin Burgers
- Sweet Potato Jalapeno Burger
For more burger style recipes, check out my burger board on Pinterest. I found some great recipes from other home cooks and bloggers.
Products used in the creation of these Kraut Burgers
If you make this recipe, take a photo & share it to Instagram and tag me (@lorisculinarycreations) & use my hashtag #LorisCulinaryCreations. I want to see your creations!