Mititei: Marvelous Romanian Sausages

Romanian Barbeque

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  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
755 Calories
42g Fat
31g Carbs
64g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 2
Amount per serving
Calories 755
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Sodium 2598mg 113%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 64g
Calcium 189mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mititei is a Romanian sausage usually made with beef, pork, and mutton; although we've made them with pure beef, pure lamb, half and half beef and lamb, beef and pork, or lamb and pork. They're not enclosed in casings but are instead shaped into sausage-style rolls, chilled for two to eight hours, and then grilled. Traditionally mitiei are served with mustard and beer.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with your hands, squeezing and kneading to combine thoroughly.

  3. Pinch off a small piece, fry it, and taste to adjust seasonings.

  4. Form mixture into 4 sausage-shaped rolls about 1 inch in diameter and 4 to five inches long.

  5. Arrange on a lightly oiled platter or large plate, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.

  6. Build a hot fire, oil the grate, and cook, turning with a spatula, until browned and cooked through; 6 to 8 minutes.

  7. Serve immediately with mustard and enjoy!