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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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

1286 calories; protein 38.9g; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 123.9g; cholesterol 231.5mg; sodium 262.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
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 mustard and cold beer is spot on perfect! Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
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 mustard and cold beer is spot on perfect! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2008
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 in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2008
This sounds yummy! Could anyone please advise a healthy replacement of suet? Many thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
Besta BBQ dish ever with cold beer and a spicy mustard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
Many different ways of making this. Great for parties great tasting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2008
This was great!!!! Mustard is perfect with it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2017
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 yummy on the grill served with rolls and potato salad! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2016
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 for sure! Hoping to find ground juniper berries soon. Thank you for this delicious recipe. Read More
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