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German Cabbage Pockets (Kraut Bieroks)

After tasting my first "runza" in Nebraska at the encouragement of my friend Paula, I've been seeking a recipe that would allow me to duplicate them at home. This recipe fits the bill! When I made them this first time, I followed the original directions which called for using 5" inch squares of dough. This made 12 portions, which ended up being way too large. My husband I split one and it was plenty for a meal. Next time, I will divide the dough into 24 portions after rolling out, and will make sure I roll it out thin enough. Also, the recipe called for using a whole cabbage. The cabbage I used was pretty large, so I only used half of it. I have modified the direction below to reflect how I will make them in the future. They were incredibly delicious!




Ingredients

2 packages (7g Packet) Yeast  1⁄2 cups Sugar
1-1⁄2 Tablespoon Salt
3-1⁄2 cups Warm Water  1⁄2 cups Oil
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
8 cups Flour
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 whole Onion, Chopped
1 pound Ground Beef
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Easy Black Bean Soup

My friend April said she missed my food photos, so I made this new soup for lunch since I was stuck at home on a snow day. :) It was super easy and very tasty.



Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
3 (15 oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
Sour cream, for garnish (optional)
Shredded cheddar for topping (optional)

Directions: In a medium stock pot over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a simmer.Place a can of beans, the green enchilada sauce and the diced tomatoes and green chilies in a blender and puree until smooth. Add to the pot with the chicken stock.Add the remaining 2 cans of beans to the pot and simmer for a additional 5-10 minutes. Just before serving, stir in cilantro.Top with sour cream, shred…