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Sausage Surprise Bundles

8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 cup chopped onion
16 ounces sauerkraut, drained
12 lb fully cooked smoked kielbasa or 12 lb Polish sausage, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
12 teaspoon garlic salt
14 teaspoon caraway seed (optional)
18 teaspoon black pepper
16 ounces hot roll mix
2 eggs
1 cup water (120-130*)
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
sesame or poppy seed


Reserve bacon fat& saute onion until tender in the fat. Stir in sauerkraut, sausage, brown sugar, garlic salt, caraway and pepper. Cook& stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add bacon. Set aside to cool. In a bowl, combine hot roll mix& one egg, water and butter& mix to form soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth& elastic- about 5 minutes. Cover dough& let stand 10 minutes. Divide dough into 16 pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 4" circle. Top each circle w/ approx. 1/4 c. filling. Fold dough around filling, forming a ball; pinch the edges to seal. Place seam side down on greased cookie sheets. Cover w/ towels& set in warm place to rise for 30 minutes. Beat remaining egg; brush over bundles. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds. Bake@ 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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