Easy Dinner Casserole: German Bierock Casserole

Instead of making the real German Bierocks, which are meat and cabbage filled pastries try out this easy dinner casserole, the German Bierock Casserole. It has all of the taste, but less of the work. This take on Bierocks is a Kansas dish that I’d like to share with you.

This makes a hardy dinner on its own, but if you’d like a side dish, I recommend something light such as applesauce, sliced tomatoes, sliced beets or a yogurt based dip.

Easy Dinner Cassarole - German Bierock Casserole

The Recipe:

Easy Dinner Casserole: German Bierock
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: German
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Meat and vegetable casserole
  • 2 packages crescent rolls such as Pillsbury (or Pillsbury Seamless Dough works well)
  • 1.5 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 package sliced cheese (Provolone or Monterey Jack)
  • ½ onion - chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown ground beef
  3. Add onion
  4. Drain well
  5. In large bowl, combine beef, onion, celery soup and coleslaw mix, salt and pepper
  6. Mix well (using hands to mix is best)
  7. Line bottom of 9x13 pan with one package of crescent rolls
  8. Pinch to close up openings in cresent rolls (unless using seamless sheets)
  9. Add meat mixture
  10. Layer with cheese
  11. Cover with 2nd roll of crescents
  12. Bake 20 minutes or when golden brown

There is a great deal of conjecture about the origin of Bierocks, sometimes called Runza. Some say it’s from Germany, exactly the Volga community. Other say it has a Russian background. Still others say that Beirocks come from a Mennonite community. No matter, this easy German Bierock Casserole is tasty and something different to cook for your family. And, wouldn’t it look so delicious in the Pioneer Woman’s Ruffle Top Ceramic Bakeware?

Give it a try and enjoy!

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  1. Wow, that looks yummy! I wonder how easily I could convert that into gluten free….hmm, must experiment.
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  2. The mention of coleslaw through me at first but the thought of cabbage in with the cheese and meat sounds really good.
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  3. Hubby would love this I bet – it is his kind of food. I’m not sure about me since I’m not a fan of cooked cabbage, but I would give it a try!
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  4. It looks very delicious… I think ; I can also enjoy it in lunch. The most amazing thing of it is that it takes only 20 minutes to be prepared, otherwise to have some special dinner you have to wait for a long time.

  5. Alright, i tried the quiche from one of your older posts, so I’ll give this a try too:)

  6. ooooh this is PERFECT for a POTLUCK next week.
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  7. I’m not a huge fan of casserole but this looks delish.

  8. My husband would love this dish. Right up his food alley!
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  9. OH that looks sooooooo good!! Thanks for the recipe!
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  10. Now this is my kind of meal! YUM!!
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  11. I have never heard of anything like this with coleslaw and cheese. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. Very easy to make and it looks so tasty!
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  13. We made this once according to recipe and adjusted it more for our taste. Just made it again with the adjustments and it’s fabulous!!
    We only used half a bag of coleslaw and ran it through the food processor to make it finely chopped and we use turkey sausage oppose to hamburger. We also put down half the filling, laid down cheese, then topped with the other half filling and crescents