Romanian Street Food: Mititei
Serves: 20-30
  • 750g ground beef
  • 500g ground lamb
  • 11/2 tsp fine ground pepper
  • ¾ tsp fine ground thyme
  • ½ tsp fine ground juniper berries
  • 1 tsp fine ground coriander
  • 1 tsp fine ground cumin
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp salt
  1. Place all the ingredients in a big bowl and give them a serious mix for at least 15-20 minutes; sorry but you have to use your hands.
  2. If you are patient enough you can let the meat rest in the fridge over night, covered with plastic wrap for spices to work their magic.
  3. Start making little sausages using your hands, wet hands work a bit better and place them onto a high heated grill. They need to be watched though because the grease tends to start a fire pretty fast.
  4. Grill them according to your own taste and serve with loads of mustard and mandatory cold beer.
Recipe by CookingGlory at