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Home Made Meat Pockets

These meat pockets are stuffed with cabbage and hamburger. I love this recipe, this one is from my Grandmother, who was known for simplistic cooking, and stretching food. Here we stretch together well seasoned meat and cabbage together, and wrap this with a bread pocket. This recipe is by Ethel Eynard. Jefferson City, MO. 1946.
Home made meat pocket

Home Made Meat Pockets

Home Made Meat Pockets

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  • Recipe Type: Family Recipes, Main dish Recipes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Home Made Meat Pockets

These are so tasty, they would make a great snack or main dish.


  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 package yeast soaked in one cup of warm water
  • 1 well-beaten egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage


Scald Milk. Place shortening and sugar in mixing bowl and pour the scalded milk over the top. Cool until lukewarm. Add egg, flour, salt, and yeast. Knead well. Let dough rise until it has doubled in bulk. Knead down, and roll dough about 1/8 inch thick. While dough is rising again brown in skillet the hamburger, onion, and chopped cabbage, salt and pepper to taste. Drain well. Roll out dough and cut into four inch squares. Place two tablespoons of mixture into each square. Bring up corners of dough a pinch together. Put folded ends down on cookies sheet, and spread these about one inch apart and let rise one hour. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • Rsbadlander – ( Rick )

    Your recipe doesn’t mention when to add the flour. I would guess it goes in with the shortening, sugar and milk???

    • Stephanie

      It is in the second sentence.

  • Linda Word

    How do you get the bread pocket shaped. I had a hard time trying to make traingles. But this is a great recipe. My family loves these pockets even if they look ugly with the shapes. I added carrots and garlic to the beef and the taste was awesome. Thanks

  • do_i_remember

    My family loves these! We first had them at a family drive in restaurant in Ft. Collins, Colorado. We call them Krautburgers. One thing we do differently is to add fresh ground pepper to taste.(we like 2 or 3 tablespoons). You can also add jalapenos.