Russian Meat Piroshki Recipe…

pirozhkiPiroshki is a generic word for individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings. In the case of this recipe we will use meat filling. Russians love these pies (As I like to call them!). They can even be found wrapped like a pastry in the bread department and will surprise you as they look to be a sweet type treat and almost always you will find cabbage as the filling. I have learned to make sure I read first before I grab…

In Russia they can be found at bus stops and metro stations, In Kiev, Ukraine I have a old babuska that makes the best Piroshki’s and sells them rain, snow, sleet or shine right on the stairs of the entrance to a metro station that I use a lot in Kiev. She has the best pies you could ever want…

Some people pan fry these and some oven bake them. I prefer to oven bake them and they seem to be fluffier and a lot less fat…

Lets make some Piroshki…

Ingredients:


  • 3 to 4 Loaves frozen bread dough thawed. (Easier than making bread yourself!)
  • 4 medium onions diced
  • stick of real butter melted
  • 1 garlic clove diced
  • 1 med. head cabbage diced
  • 2 lbs lean ground meat (Beef, pork, chicken, turkey or what ever or mixed!)
  • sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to produce them:


  • Cook the onions and meat together in a fry pan and salt and pepper.
  • Then add cabbage and steam until tender and slightly browned
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thick then cut into 6 inch circles (I use a tin can!)
  • Place a heaping tablespoon + of filling on each circle and fold in half  – seal the edges and brush with melted butter all over the top.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet let rise in warm draft free area for 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min.
  • Serve with sour cream on the side! (Everything in Russia has sour cream with it!)
  • Yummy…

You can fill these things with anything and call it a Piroshki. Try them with cherries, apples, raisins and apricots. I love them with shredded carrots, turkey and cheese. Remember generic is the word and use your imagination to make what you want…

Yummy for my Tummy…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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