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This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


Dough ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 5 1/2 c. flour

Filling ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • warm water to moisten
  • 1 Tbsp. minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Oil for frying


Make dough as soft as you can and still be able to handle it. Let it sit for at least one-half hour. You may save some dough to be used the next day. Mix filling ingredients so they stick together. Cut dough into 3- by 3- inch squares. Add 1 Tbsp. filling in each square. Moisten to pinch tight to seal. Deep fry for two minutes on each side.

This freezes well. To cook frozen Fleischkuekle, heat for 20 minutes in slow oven(300 to 325 degrees F).

Makes 12 servings.

Per serving: 420 calories, 9 grams (g) fat, 31 g protein, 49 g carbohydrate and 290 milligrams (mg) sodium

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