Balkan ćevapi with roasted vegetables

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Sandra Schumann

Contributor

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
35
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
onions
2 cloves garlic
5 g parsley
500 g mixed ground meat
2½ tsp sweet paprika powder
1½ tsp smoked paprika powder
½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sparkling water
4 tbsp olive oil
650 g potatoes
bell peppers
zucchini
roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
salt
pepper
ajvar (for serving)
yogurt (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

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

Nutrition per serving

Cal
540
Protein
28 g
Fat
34 g
Carb
25 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.
    • onion
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 5 g parsley
    • 500 g mixed ground meat
    • 1½ tsp sweet paprika powder
    • 1½ tsp smoked paprika powder
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • 3 tbsp sparkling water
    • 1 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.
    • 650 g potatoes
    • bell peppers
    • onions
    • zucchini
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 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!
    • 1 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!