Go Back
+ servings
Russian Beef & Pork Dumpling Recipe (Best Pelmeni Recipe)

Russian Beef & Pork Dumpling Recipe (Best Pelmeni Recipe)

Love Keil
Super delicious dumplings with pork and beef filling & 1 SECRET spice. These are The Best Pork Dumplings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 431 kcal


Pelmeni aka Dumplings Dough

Dumplings Filling

  • 1/2 lb ground beef grass-fed
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon Meat Seasoning or your favorite meat spice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter or to taste

Optional Toppings


How to Make Dumplings Dough:

  • First, using a stand mixer bowl add 3 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of sea salt, mix.
  • Next, add 1 egg and 3/4 cup of water, knead into a dough using a hook attachment (you can totally knead by hand too). If dough looks dry add more water up to 1/4 cups, if dough is too wet add more flour up to 1/4 cup of flour.
  • Knead dough for 5 minutes, then place it in a floured plate and cover it. Set aside and let rest until you make the pelmeni filling.

How to Make Pork Dumplings Filling:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 lb of ground beef and pork, 1 teaspoon of Meat Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Next, using food processor or a knife, finely chop 1 small onion and 1 clove of garlic. Add it to the bowl with ground meat.
  • Now, using hands mix everything together.

How to Make Dumplings:

  • To make pelmeni, divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Take 1 piece of dough and cover the rest with plastic wrap, roll out the dough into a large circle 1/8 inch thick.
  • Using a 2 inch cutter or glass cup, cut dough into circles. Next, place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the middle of the circle, fold in half and seal the ends together using fingers, then bring two ends together and pinch and seal to make a dumpling. Place each dumpling onto a floured surface.
  • Repeat until all filling and dough is gone. When half way done, bring a large pot of water with 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil.
  • Place half of the pelmeni into the water and bring it to a boil, stirring few times. Once pemeni starts boiling reduce to medium heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the filling is cooked thru, stirring few times.
  • Finally, using a slotted spoon remove pelmeni onto a plate and immediately add butter, then stir. Serve with a sprinkle of black pepper, sour cream and a splash of white vinegar (vinegar is totally optional, it is my favorite tho with pelmeni). Enjoy!


These dumplings/pelmeni are freezer friendly, place raw dumplings on a floured cutting board and freeze until frozen, then place them in a zip bag and freeze until you get hungry.
Cook just like you would cook the freshly made dumplings
When YOU make this Pork Dumpling Recipe , take a picture & DM me your Food Creation on Instagram @MunchkinTimeBlog & I will feature it here under this recipe!
Hi! All content & images are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.


Serving: 1gCalories: 431kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 15gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 384IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 3mg
Keyword dough, ground beef, ground pork, pelmeni
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!