Bierocks Recipe Pioneer Woman – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on June 20, 2023 | Last Updated on August 19, 2023

Making bierocks is a great way to bring the Pioneer Woman’s cooking into your own kitchen. With this, you’ll get all of the delicious flavors of her classic dish in an easy-to-make version that you and your family will love.

From the savory ground beef filling to the flaky dough, these bierocks are sure to be a hit! Plus, you can customize them to suit your own tastes by adding different ingredients or adjusting the seasoning.

So go ahead and give this Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks recipe a try — it won’t disappoint you!

Bierocks Recipe Pioneer Woman

What is Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks?

Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks is a traditional German-style dish that originated in the mid-1800s. It consists of a yeast dough wrapped around a savory beef and cabbage filling, then baked until golden brown. 

It also contains a variety of seasonings, including salt and white pepper. Bierocks are usually served warm with a dipping sauce such as mustard or mayonnaise. The result is an irresistible combination of flaky dough and flavorful filling — perfect for enjoying with dinner or as a snack!

What does it taste like?

Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks have a savory and slightly sweet flavor, thanks to the combination of ground beef, onions, cabbage, and seasonings in the filling. 

The dough itself is light and fluffy with a hint of sweetness from the sugar. All of these flavors combine for a delicious dish that everyone will love.

How did I first get introduced to the Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks?

I first discovered the Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks when I stumbled across one of her cookbooks in a bookstore. I was immediately intrigued by the idea of making this classic German dish at home, so I decided to give it a try.

To my delight, this turned out to be surprisingly simple and resulted in an incredibly delicious meal that everyone enjoyed. Since then, I’ve made bierocks many times over and it’s become a family favorite. It’s definitely a must-try for anyone who loves the flavor of German cuisine!

How to make Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks?

Making bierocks is surprisingly easy — all you need is a few simple ingredients and about an hour of your time. Below are the ingredients & step-by-step instructions for this:

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Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour: This is the main ingredient for the dough.
  • Active dry yeast: This will help to activate the dough and give it a light, fluffy texture.
  • Sugar: This will add sweetness to the dough.
  • Water: To combine all of the ingredients together into a thick batter.
  • Whole milk: To give the dough a richer flavor.
  • Butter: This will help to create a tender and flaky texture.
  • Eggs: To bind all of the ingredients together and make the dough easier to work with.
  • Ground beef: The main protein for the filling.
  • Onion: For flavor and texture in the filling.
  • Salt and ground white pepper: To season the filling.
  • Shredded cabbage (cooked and drained): For a crunchy texture in the filling.
Bierocks Recipe Pioneer Woman

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Whisk together until combined.

Step 2

Heat the water, milk, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot (but not boiling).

Step 3

Pour the hot liquid into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.

Step 4

Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring until each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Once all of the eggs have been added, knead the dough until it is soft and elastic.

Step 5

Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Step 6

Meanwhile, prepare the filling by browning the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once cooked through, add the salt and white pepper.

Step 7

Once the dough has finished rising, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a large rectangle into a circle, about ¼-inch thick.

Step 8

Spread the cooked meat mixture over the dough, leaving about an inch of space around all edges. Sprinkle with the cooked cabbage.

Step 9

Beginning at one end, roll the dough up tightly into a round shape. Place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 10

Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 11

Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips

• You can also use ground turkey or pork in place of ground beef.

• For a vegetarian option, you can fill the bierocks with sautéed vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions.

• If you don’t have active dry yeast on hand, you can substitute with 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

• Try adding some shredded cheese to the filling for an extra cheesy kick.

• For a sweeter version, replace the ground beef with chopped apples and cinnamon sugar.

Bierocks Recipe Pioneer Woman

Bierocks Recipe Pioneer Woman

Making bierocks is a great way to bring the Pioneer Woman's cooking into your own kitchen. With this, you'll get all of the delicious flavors of her classic dish in an easy-to-make version that you and your family will love. From the savory ground beef filling to the flaky dough, these bierocks are sure to be a hit! Plus, you can customize them to suit your own tastes by adding different ingredients or adjusting the seasoning.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 454kcal

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • baking sheet

Ingredients

FOR THE DOUGH

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Red Mill Active Dry Yeast, Recommended
  • 1 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cups Water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (cubed)

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 pound Shredded cabbage (cooked and drained)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Whisk together until combined.
  • Heat the water, milk, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot (but not boiling).
  • Pour the hot liquid into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring until each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Once all of the eggs have been added, knead the dough until it is soft and elastic.
  • Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling by browning the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once cooked through, add the salt and white pepper.
  • Once the dough has finished rising, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a large rectangle into a circle, about ¼-inch thick.
  • Spread the cooked meat mixture over the dough, leaving about an inch of space around all edges. Sprinkle with the cooked cabbage.
  • Beginning at one end, roll the dough up tightly into a round shape. Place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

  • You can also use ground turkey or pork in place of ground beef.
  • For a vegetarian option, you can fill the bierocks with sautéed vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions.
  • If you don’t have active dry yeast on hand, you can substitute with 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
  • Try adding some shredded cheese to the filling for an extra cheesy kick.
  • For a sweeter version, replace the ground beef with chopped apples and cinnamon sugar.
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Nutrition Information

Serving 1 out of 24

Calories: 454 kcal

Carbohydrates: 33 g

Protein: 24 g

Fat: 23 g

Saturated Fat: 11 g

Cholesterol: 107 mg

Sodium: 651 mg

Potassium: 488 mg

Fiber: 2 g

Sugar: 5 g

Vitamin A: 234 IU

Calcium: 86 mg

Iron: 4 mg

What to serve with Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks?

Here are some servings suggestions:

  • A side of creamy mashed potatoes or buttered noodles
  • A crisp green salad with a light vinaigrette
  • Roasted or steamed vegetables
  • Hot German potato salad
  • Fried apples with cinnamon and sugar
  • Fresh fruit salad with a honey-lemon dressing.

How to store leftover Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks?

To store pioneer woman’s Bierocks, simply let them cool completely then place them in an airtight container. Must remember to keep the sauce in a separate sealed container. 

They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat by baking at 350°F until warmed through.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Pregnant women can eat this, however, it is important to make sure that the ground beef used is cooked through. 

Additionally, pregnant women should avoid consuming large amounts of processed meats such as hot dogs or deli meat due to their potential risk for listeria contamination. Therefore, homemade bierocks are a much safer option for pregnant women.

FAQs 

What is the difference between a Bierock and a Piroshki?

A Bierock is a German-style turnover filled with ground beef, onion, cabbage, and spices. A Piroshki is a Russian-style hand pie filled with various meats, vegetables, or sweet fillings such as fruit or jam. They are both served as snacks or appetizers.

Can I make Bierocks ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Bierocks ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. To prepare ahead of time, simply assemble the bierocks as directed but do not bake them. Instead, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake as directed.

Can I make Bierocks without yeast?

Yes, you can make bierocks without yeast. To do so, simply replace the yeast with 1 tablespoon of baking powder. This will help to give the dough a light, fluffy texture.

Wrapping Up

Thank you for taking the time to read about making Pioneer Woman’s Bierocks. This hearty snack is sure to satisfy any craving and can be easily customized with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Whether you are looking for a quick snack or want to make something special for a gathering, these bierocks are always a hit!

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this delicious dish. Please share this article with your friends and family so they too can enjoy the deliciousness of these scrumptious bierocks!

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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