Sausage Bierocks

Sausage Bierocks

Serves 36 dinner rolls
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party
Region German
An easy way to make Bierocks or German burgers by using frozen dinner rolls and Polska Kielbasa sausage for flavor.


  • 1 bag frozen dinner rolls (36 count) (defrosted)
  • 12oz Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa Sausage (finely chopped in food processor)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage (hand shred or use food processor)
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup minced carrot (finely chopped in food processor)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon pepper (add 1/2 teaspoon and add more to taste)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon kosher salt (add 1/2 teaspoon and add more to taste)
  • 1 stick butter (melted)


  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack mix cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (add to melted butter for additional flavor)


If your oven runs hot, reduce the baking heat to 325°F. Cheese can be added as an option, but is not needed. Serve with mustard or sriracha sauce for heat.


Step 1
Add olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Let the pan heat up and add cabbage, carrots, and onions to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Step 2
Add chopped sausage, salt, and pepper to the vegetables. Stir and taste. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 more minutes or until all the vegetables are tender. When the vegetable mixture is done cooking, place the mixture into a colander and let all the juices drain.
Step 3
Roll out dinner rolls or flatten with your hands into 3" circles. Place a heaping tablespoon of the vegetable mixture into the center and pinch closed. Optional - place a pinch of shredded cheese on top of the vegetable mix before closing the roll.
Step 4
Place each roll with the pinched sides down onto a parchment covered pan. Brush with melted butter (optional - garlic powder). Bake at 350ºF for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve.