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Smoked Bierocks...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cowgirl, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I made a batch of bierocks this weekend and wanted to compare bierocks smoked in the Memphis Pro and bierocks smoked in the drum. ( I was bored. :) )

    made my dough

    made my burger, onion, garlic, cabbage filling...

    brushed the tops with butter..

    Put half in the Pro at 325F with hickory...

    Put half in the drum at 325F with hickory...

    Pro bierocks...

    Drum bierocks...

    The drum bierocks had a crispier bottom... the Pro bierocks showed more brown on top due to the convection feature.

    Both tasted great with a cold beer. [​IMG]

    Thanks for checking out my bierocks. :)

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  2. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looking good Jeanie!!!!  so whatcha season the filling with???  never made bierocks before but look good... also is that a pizza type dough you using there??? thks for sharing gal!!![​IMG]
  3. new2que

    new2que Meat Mopper

    Wow, those look awesome! 
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Man those look good - you just keep raising the bar for the rest of us - Thanks for sharing - speaking of sharing mine were shipped right? [​IMG]
  5. Wonderful looking vittles!   I can smell and taste the smoke and onions from here.... [​IMG]
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    those look great for football season!
  7. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    I have not heard of these before but they look delicious. Could use 1 or 2 of those right now. Nicely done as always.[​IMG]
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks E! Good to see ya. :)  I like to season mine with extra black pepper. also use salt and garlic.

    here's the dough recipe.

    1 1/4 cups of warm water
    1 pkg of yeast
    2 TBs oil
    2 tsp sugar
    1 tsp salt
    3 1/2 cups of flour (more if needed)
    I disolve the yeast in water, add the sugar, oil and then the salt.. stir in 2 cups of flour and add enough of the remaining flour to make the dough come together. Knead 5 minutes, cover and rest for 1 hour.
    then divide and roll out.
    I usually get 9 bierocks out of this recipe but I rolled this thin to get a dozen. I use about 3 lbs of meat and 1 to 2 cups of cabbage. I like my bierocks to be a bit meatier than cabbagier. [​IMG]

    Thank you New2Que and Scarbelly! (yes, yours are in the mail. lol )

    Tukson, smoke and onions are a couple of my favorite aromas too! Thanks![​IMG]

    Rob, great idea! Thanks! :)

    Michael... I have a couple left, I'll fedx em to ya. lol  Thanks!!
  9. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Oh Cowgirl, you just made a grown man miss his momma so much!  :*(  I haven't had these in soooo long...they were always a family favorite.  We called them runzas and my brothers and I would fight to the death for the last one! LMAO  I didn't realize they were also known as Bierocks.  Thanks for sharing the recipe!  Now that I'm into smoking and cooking there are so many other recipes I wish I'd have thought to ask for.  I'll be cooking these up this weekend!  Thanks [​IMG]
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Dean Thank you! I hope they brought back good memories for you....

    They were pretty tasty. I could taste the smoke flavor better the next day.  Hope they turn out well for you. [​IMG]
  11. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never knew them as anything but cabbage burgers.  Some interesting names for them  Our church makes huge batches of them every year for sale.  One of the largest fund raisers of the year.  

    Yours look really good cowgirl.  I may have to try some smoked. 
  12. never heard of them them,put they look great, and they smell good to. i might try them on the rib-o-lator and see how they turn out.
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thank you Fourthwind and Bob!

    lol Dang it Bob, I found another barrel this weekend  to use as a donor barrel to mount my ribolator on.... and it didn't fit my drum!! It was at least 2" smaller in diameter..... I'm getting desperate!!  I'm think I'm going to have to buy a kettle and use it as a donor. [​IMG][​IMG]
  14. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, those do look good. I've never heard of Beirocks before but they do remind me a little of Michigan UP(upper peninsula) pasties.

    Nice to see ya again Jeanie, saw your new pup on your blog, what little cutie!
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Lou...it's always good to see you! :)

     I guess bierocks are the german version.

    Thanks about the pup too.. she has been a lot of fun. The chickens are bigger than her right now but I hope she will be a big help to me in the future. [​IMG]

    Hope your summer is going well!
  16. lucky13

    lucky13 Smoke Blower

    Jeanie,  We call them Runza's in Nebraska also.  There is actually a fast food chain called "Runza".  They serve runza's (obviously) and burgers, etc.  Occasionally they have a BBQ Runza.  Don't remember if it is filled with pulled pork or beef, it has been a few years since I had one but they are delicious.  I have thought about making them with pulled pork and BBQ sauce.
  17. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang cowgirl those look great, you keep adding to my to-do list !!!
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Lucky! I wish there were fast food joints like that around here. [​IMG]   I make a BBQ one every once in awhile...they are really good too! http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/83913/some-pork-buns

    Thanks again...
     Hey Marty, good to see ya!  Hope summer is going well for you. :)

  19. those look really good. reminds me of something i had once as a kid but not sure what they were called.
  20. roklimo

    roklimo Smoke Blower

    Always wondered what a Runza was.  I have seen the signs when driving through Nebraska.