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Mititei (Minced Meat Rolls)
Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls
2 lbs. (1 kg) ground beef
1/2 lb. (250g suet)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2-3 garlic cloves
ground pepper
juniper berries
2-3 Tbls. meat broth


Grind the meat together with the suet. Add salt, spices, chopped garlic, meat broth, and baking soda. Mix everything with your hands for 15 minutes, adding 2 Tbls. of water a little at a time. Keep the bowl with this mixture in it on ice for 5-6 hours. Just before grilling, take Tablespoons of the mixture and with wet hands, shape the rolls (they are approximately 2-3 inches long and 1 inch thick). Before placing on the grill, grease them with oil and during grilling baste them with a mixture of meat broth and oil.

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Recipe Origin: Romania
Submitted by:
Simona Georgescu

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