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Romanian Mici (Garlicky Skinless Grilled Sausages)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 16 mins

Romanian Mici (Garlicky Skinless Grilled Sausages), the best recipe for the grilling season. Big on flavours, super easy to make, these mici or mititei are a much-loved traditional Romanian recipe. They are also high protein, low carb and keto friendly. They are similar to the Middle-Eastern kofta, but with a unique Romanian flavour that we all adore. Best grilled or bbq-ed, and served with mustard and bread.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: romanian recipes
Servings: 10 mici
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 400 g ground beef
  • 200 g ground pork
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup water or beef broth
  1. In a large bowl, add the ground beef, pork, garlic, seasoning and herbs.

  2. Add the water, and mix well for at least 5 minutes until you get a sticky smooth paste.

  3. Alternatively, add everything to a kitchen aid and leave to mix for at least 5 minutes.

  4. Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least one hour.

  5. Wet your hands, then shape 10 sausages.

  6. Grease a grill pan, heat it up, then grill each sausage for about 2-3 minutes until dark brown on the outside.

  7. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Romanian Mici (Garlicky Skinless Grilled Sausages)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.