Homemade Beef Cevapi



  • 500g regular (20% fat) beef mince
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp freshly crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp sweet/regular paprika
  • 1 and ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

Cabbage salad

  • 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Serving recommendations



  1. In a large bowl, combine the cevapi ingredients using your hands.
  2. Using around 2 tbsp of the mixture, shape the mixture into sausages (about 10cm long and 2cm thick).
  3. Arrange on a platter and refrigerate for up to 1 hour or overnight if you have the time. This will allow the flavours to develop and make the cevapi easier to cook (as they will be firmer). If you don’t have time, you can cook them immediately (they will still be delicious but might be a bit more fiddly to turn).
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pan on medium heat, cooking the cevapi in batches if necessary. Cook for 10-12 mins, turning as needed until golden brown.
  5. Add ¼ cup of water in the last 3 minutes of cooking, this will deglaze the pan and create a delicious sauce, perfect for soaking up with bread!
  6. Serve with cabbage salad, potato salad, pickled chilli, ajvar and bread.

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