Mititei: Marvelous Romanian Sausages

Romanian Barbeque
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  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2

Mititei is a Romanian sausage usually made with beef, pork, and mutton; although I'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. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with your hands, squeezing and kneading to combine thoroughly.
  2. Pinch off a small piece, fry it, and taste to adjust seasonings.
  3. Form mixture into 4 sausage-shaped rolls about 1 inch in diameter and 4 to five inches long.
  4. Arrange on a lightly oiled platter or large plate, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.
  5. Build a hot fire, oil the grate, and cook, turning with a spatula, until browned and cooked through; 6 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately with mustard.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    755 Calories
    42g Fat
    31g Carbs
    64g Protein
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)