Mititei (Romanian minced meat rolls)

A traditional Romanian dish of grilled long minced-meat sausages.

Serves4 Origin Europe
Preparation 20mins Heat rating (Medium)
Cooking 15-20mins Ease (Easy)
Vegetarian No

Ingredients

tsp Allspice
1 tsp Anise seed, green
tsp Cayenne Chilli powder
1 tsp Sweet Paprika
tsp Smoked Paprika
250g minced pork
250g minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
¾ tsp harissa paste
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp oregano
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil, for frying

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients, apart from the olive oil and stock, together in a large mixing bowl.
Knead together for about five minutes - the ingredients need to be very well combined.
Divide the mixture into small handfuls and roll into small sausage shapes.
Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying pan or griddle. Cook the sausages over a medium heat for 20-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Turn them several times during cooking and baste with a little stock to keep them moist, if you like.

Serve with mustard.

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