Meat Rolls (Buns with Meat Filling)


We like this ready-to-go-sandwiches.

Make the dough.

  • 1 c water
  • 3 1/4 c bread flour
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 T dry milk
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 2 t instant yeast

Rise the dough in the bread maker.

If not using a bread maker, use lukewarm water and knead using a stand mixer on medium speed until it sticks clean to the beater.  Transfer into a slightly oiled bowl, Cover with plastic wrap.

Rise in a warm place for  1 hour or until double in size.

Cook the meat filling.

  • 1 medium potato,  diced . Fry in 3 T olive oil until golden.
  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 3 T  olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 finely chopped onions
  • 1   bay leaf or 3 pieces if using fresh bay leaf
  • 1 t  dried oregano  or 1/4 c fresh oregano
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, according to taste
  • Optional ingredients: mushrooms, olives


  • In a pan, brown the ground beef with 1 tsp salt and bay leaf.  Discard  fat, if any.
  • Add 3 T olive oil, garlic and onion to the beef. Saute until the onion is clear.
  • Add the tomatoes, soy sauce,  salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce,  cover, stirring once in a while and cook until the meat is tender and the tomatoes have turned into sauce.
  • Add the raisins and if using, mushrooms and olives. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stir to make sure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper according to taste.
  • The resulting dish must not be saucy in order  not to saturate the dough.
  • Cool before using.

Ground Beef Menudo

Now we are ready to fill the buns.  Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

In  a slightly floured surface, turn the dough and divide into 14 pieces  or  each one should weigh between 50 and 52 grams. Form each piece into a ball.

Flatten each ball and put about  3 T of meat filling in the middle, gather the edges and seal. Place in a non-stick baking pan with the sealed  side down.

Put a piece of square wax paper underneath each bun if the pan is not non-stick.

Beat 1 egg and  brush the top of each filled bun for a shiny golden color.

Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy.

To warm later using a toaster oven, bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees.



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