Mititei Magic: Unleashing the Flavor of Romanian Grilled Sausages

Dish recipes: Mititei
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Embark on a culinary adventure with our Mititei recipe, showcasing the unique charm of Romanian cuisine. These grilled sausages, bursting with a blend of spices and succulent meats, are a staple at every barbecue and celebration. Let's dive into the secrets of crafting these flavorful delights.


1 lb (0.45 kg) ground beef

1/2 lb (0.23 kg) ground pork

1/2 lb (0.23 kg) ground lamb

1/2 cup (120 ml) sparkling water

1 onion, finely grated

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon sweet paprika

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, and ground lamb. Add grated onion, minced garlic, sweet paprika, thyme, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper to the meat mixture. Gradually pour in sparkling water while kneading the mixture until it forms a smooth, elastic consistency. Cover the bowl and let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Take small portions of the mixture and shape them into elongated sausages. Grill the Mititei for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are browned and cooked through. Serve hot off the grill with mustard and fresh bread.


Mititei are best enjoyed hot from the grill, paired with your favorite condiments and a side of freshly baked bread. Create a festive atmosphere by sharing these flavorful sausages at your next gathering.

Mititei are not just sausages they are a culinary celebration of Romanian flavors. Infuse your barbecue with the essence of tradition and savor the rich taste of these perfectly spiced grilled delights.