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Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls (MICI) are great when grilled, but you could roast or pan-fry. Serve hot with good Italian bread and mustard accompanied by a cold beer. It is great for backyard parties. My friends just love it !"
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45 m servings 1283
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, suet, baking soda, caraway seeds, garlic, salt, pepper and juniper berries using your hands. Mix with your hands for about 15 minutes, adding a little bit of the water at a time. This part can be made a few hours ahead of time if you like.
  2. Preheat a grill for high heat. With wet hands form the meat into rolls about 3 inches long and 1 inch thick. Brush lightly with oil.
  3. Grill the meat for 5 to 10 minutes, basting frequently with a mixture of beef broth and any remaining oil, until well done.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1283 calories; 123.9 0.9 38.9 232 262 Full nutrition

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I made this, but replaced the suet with fresh ground pork and it was unbelievably delicious! I served it at a BBQ party and my family and friends went crazy for them. Serving with crusty bread...

This is an excellent recipe. Very tasty! All you need is some mustard, crusty bread, Borsec mineral water, and Ciuc beer and it's like you're in Romania.

These are amazing! I found the suet kept them moist. I only gave four stars, as it is easy to overwork the meat. It really needs to be lightly mixed to work. This should have been mentioned ...

This sounds yummy! Could anyone please advise a healthy replacement of suet? Many thanks!

Besta BBQ dish ever, with cold beer and a spicy mustard.

Many different ways of making this. Great for parties, great tasting.

This was great!!!! Mustard is perfect with it!

This was very good and pretty easy to make. I did make two substitutions through. I used ground pork instead of suet and a rosemary/lemon juice mixture instead of juniper berries. Still really y...

This tasted great! I didn't have chopped suet but I added ground pork as per other reviewers' suggestions. I also didn't have ground juniper berries but added thyme. Will make again and again fo...