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pelmeni (russian ravioli)

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a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This can be served as a main dish, as a pasta side, or as a soup in the broth you boil them in. Recipe & Photo:

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serves 35-30
prep time 4 Hr
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For pelmeni (russian ravioli)

  • 4 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 3 lb
    ground beef
  • 3
    red onions
  • 1 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1 dash

How To Make pelmeni (russian ravioli)

  • 1
    Finely dice the onions.
  • 2
    Mix raw meat, onions, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
  • 3
    Blend all the dough ingredients together and roll out.
  • 4
    Use a 3-3/8 inch diameter dough press (or dumpling maker) to cut out rounds of dough.
  • 5
    Fill with 1 Tbsp. of filling and seal shut.
  • 6
    Lay out on a tray (making sure they are not touching); separate layers with wax paper, and freeze.
  • 7
    Once frozen, they will keep in the freezer for several weeks.
  • 8
    When ready to make, drop directly into boiling water or broth and cook until they float (about 5 minutes). A little vegetable oil can be added to keep them from sticking together.