1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork

1 medium onion, grated

3 garlic cloves, minced

¼ cup minced parsley and dill  

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

½ recipe pierogi dough

2 tablespoon butter, melted


In a large mixing bowl, mix the meat, onion, garlic, herbs, and spices well.

Divide the dough into thirds. Roll out one portion of the dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Dust the dough and the surface with flour as needed. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out circles. Place about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of each dough circle. Hold in half and pinch edge together. Next, pinch the corners together.

Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add about 1/3 pelmeni at one time. Once pelmeni float to the top, continue cooking for about 3 minutes. Drain pelmeni and place them in a clean bowl. Toss with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped dill (optional).