Yield: About 40 Dumplings


Prep time: 2 HourCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 2 H & 15 M


  • 2 cups AP flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 large Egg
  • ½ cup Water
  • 6 oz Ground Beef (80/20)
  • 6 oz Ground Pork
  • ¼ cup Yellow Onion, grated
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
For Serving
  • Melted Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Dill


  1. Add flour and salt to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the egg by hand then pour in the water.
  3. Form the dough by hand and then turn the dough onto a floured work surface.
  4. Knead the dough until it’s smooth, about 5 minutes.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Filling, Assembly and Cooking
  1. Combine all filling ingredients together.
  2. Cut the dough in half and place the half you aren’t working with under the plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out.
  3. Roll the other half of dough into a rope shape and cut off small pieces (about .35 ounce per piece but it doesn’t need to be exact).
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll one piece of dough at a time out to a circle.
  5. Fill the dough round with about 2 teaspoons of filling.
  6. Close the edges together forming a half moon shape and then pinch each corner together to form a round shaped dumpling (it should look like a tortellini shape).
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling until all pelmeni are formed.
  8. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  9. Boil the pelmeni, working in batches, for about 5 minutes.
  10. Serve with a drizzle of melted butter, sour cream and chopped dill.


Once the dumplings are formed, you can freeze them. When ready to cook, boil from the freezer for about 7-10 minutes or until they float to the top.

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