Balkan ćevapi with roasted vegetables

Balkan ćevapi with roasted vegetables

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Sandra Schumann

Sandra Schumann

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"Try our version of cevapcici (also known as cevapi), the classic grilled meat patties from the Balkans that are beloved by all. Fry them in a pan or prepare them on the grill for crispy, golden brown, and juicy cevapcici. Whether you fry or grill, make sure to turn the cevapcici frequently in order to cook them evenly. Serve them in the classic way with Djuvec rice (search our recipe in the search bar!) and Ajvar, as well as yogurt and a fresh crunchy salad. They also go very well with mixed roasted or grilled vegetables."

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

30 min

Baking

35 min

Resting

60 min

Ingredients

2Servings
onions
1 cloves
garlic
g
parsley
250 g
mixed ground meat
tsp
sweet paprika powder
¾ tsp
smoked paprika powder
¼ tsp
baking powder
tbsp
sparkling water
2 tbsp
olive oil
325 g
potatoes
1
bell peppers
½
zucchini
roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
salt
pepper
ajvar (for serving)
yogurt (for serving)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, bowl (large), 2 ovens, baking sheet, frying pan

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Nutrition per serving

Cal540
Fat34 g
Protein28 g
Carb25 g
  • Step 1/4

    Pre-heat oven to 180°C/ 350°F. Peel and dice onion and garlic and chop parsley finely. Add to a large mixing bowl with ground meat, some of the ground sweet paprika, ground smoked paprika, baking powder, water, and olive oil and combine with hands. Season with salt and pepper.
    • ½ onion
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • g parsley
    • 250 g mixed ground meat
    • ¾ tsp sweet paprika powder
    • ¾ tsp smoked paprika powder
    • ¼ tsp baking powder
    • tbsp sparkling water
    • ½ tbsp olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl (large)
    • oven

    Pre-heat oven to 180°C/ 350°F. Peel and dice onion and garlic and chop parsley finely. Add to a large mixing bowl with ground meat, some of the ground sweet paprika, ground smoked paprika, baking powder, water, and olive oil and combine with hands. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2/4

    Form ground meat into equal-sized small oval balls. Transfer meatballs to refrigerator for approx. 1 hr.

    Form ground meat into equal-sized small oval balls. Transfer meatballs to refrigerator for approx. 1 hr.

  • Step 3/4

    Halve or quarter potatoes. Halve bell peppers, remove seeds, and cut into strips. Peel and quarter onions. Cut zucchini into bite-sized chunks. Distribute vegetables over baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Transfer to oven and roast at 180°C/350°F for approx. 35 min.
    • 325 g potatoes
    • 1 bell peppers
    • 1 onions
    • ½ zucchini
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ tsp sweet paprika powder
    • salt
    • pepper
    • baking sheet
    • oven

    Halve or quarter potatoes. Halve bell peppers, remove seeds, and cut into strips. Peel and quarter onions. Cut zucchini into bite-sized chunks. Distribute vegetables over baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Transfer to oven and roast at 180°C/350°F for approx. 35 min.

  • Step 4/4

    Just before vegetable are done roasting, heat oil in a frying pan set over medium-high heat and fry ćevapi for approx. 5 – 7 min., or until browned on all sides and cooked through. Serve with ajvar and yogurt and enjoy!
    • ½ tbsp olive oil
    • ajvar (for serving)
    • yogurt (for serving)
    • frying pan

    Just before vegetable are done roasting, heat oil in a frying pan set over medium-high heat and fry ćevapi for approx. 5 – 7 min., or until browned on all sides and cooked through. Serve with ajvar and yogurt and enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Balkan ćevapi with roasted vegetables

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