Mouthwatering Traditional Balkan Cevapi: Grilled Sausages Made to Perfection

Balkan Cevapi

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Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this authentic Balkan delight! These grilled sausages, known as Cevapi, are bursting with flavor and are a must-try for any meat lover.

Step into the heart of the Balkans with this traditional Cevapi recipe. Hailing from countries like Bosnia and Serbia, Cevapi is a beloved street food that has won the hearts of locals and visitors alike. These finger-sized sausages are made with a blend of ground beef and lamb, expertly seasoned with a mix of aromatic spices. Grilled to perfection, they offer a smoky and juicy bite that will transport you straight to the vibrant food markets of the Balkans.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Olive oil, for grilling
  • Traditional Balkan flatbread (lepinja) or pita bread, to serve
  • Chopped onions, sour cream, and ajvar (Balkan roasted red pepper spread), for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground lamb, chopped onion, minced garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. Shape the meat mixture into small finger-sized sausages, about 3-4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Grill the cevapi for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned and cooked through.
  5. Serve the cevapi hot off the grill, wrapped in traditional Balkan flatbread or pita bread. Garnish with chopped onions, a dollop of sour cream, and ajvar for an extra burst of flavor.
Balkan Cevapi

Indulge in the sizzling goodness of Balkan Cevapi and experience the explosion of flavors that will leave you craving more.

The combination of succulent meat, fragrant spices, and smoky grill marks creates a culinary experience like no other. So fire up your grill, invite your friends over, and enjoy this authentic Balkan delicacy together, sharing laughter and stories while savoring every delicious bite.

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