Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls Recipe -
Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    45 mins


  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.
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Jul 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!

May 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.

Apr 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.

Oct 20, 2008

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

Mar 25, 2009

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

Jun 23, 2006

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

Aug 09, 2008

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

Feb 08, 2015

This was very tasty! I don't usually cook dinner as I am more of a dessert person, but this was easy & delicious. I replaced the Juniper Berry (hard to find) with Bay Leaves. I also, substituted the suet with ground pork. Since there was pork in my mix, I had the grill turned down to med. heat & kept them there a little longer to make sure they were evenly cooked.


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  • Calories
  • 1283 kcal
  • 64%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 232 mg
  • 77%
  • Fat
  • 123.9 g
  • 191%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 262 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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