Balkan Cevapcici

 

Cevapcici is a sausage like meat that originated in the Balkans. It can be made from a variety of meats including beef, lamb, veal, and pork.

Ingredients:

  • 2lb ground organic grass fed beef or 1lb of organic grass fed beef and and 1 lb of lamb
  • 1 medium onion or shallot finely minced
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1-2 eggs depending on taste (the more eggs, the firmer the cevapcici)
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 2 mixing bowls

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, mix the 2 lbs of ground meat and spices.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Then add the beaten eggs to the mixture and mix.
  4. With your hands, form the meat into small flattened ovals ( about ¾ inch thick and about 2 inches long).
  5. Place on a hot barbeque, grill for 8-15 minutes( about five minutes on each side).
  6. Serve.