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Beef Cevapi in Flatbread with a Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Easy Balkan Beef Sausages

4 - 6

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

45 mins

Cook Time

Sara Wright

Recipe author

Sara Wright

Cevapi is a grilled mince dish that is common in the Balkans. This recipe provides a street food take on the dish, serving it in flatbread with sweet red pepper sauce (ajvar). It's perfect whether you're feeding a crowd or just looking for something a little different to serve the family. This recipe has been adapted by Chef Sara Wright from one created by Jamie Oliver.

Recipe courtesy of Greenlea Butcher Shop.

Cevapi is a grilled mince dish that is common in the Balkans. This recipe provides a street food take on the dish, serving it in flatbread with sweet red pepper sauce (ajvar). It's perfect whether you're feeding a crowd or just looking for something a little different to serve the family. This recipe has been adapted by Chef Sara Wright from one created by Jamie Oliver. Recipe courtesy of Greenlea Butcher Shop.

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Mince,

Beef,

Dinner,

Special Occasion & Entertaining,

Ingredients

Beef Cevapi

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1kg Quality Mark beef mince

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4 garlic cloves

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2 tsp baking soda

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1 tsp smoked paprika

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1 large egg

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150ml sparkling water

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olive oil

Ajvar

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6 red capsicum

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2 aubergine

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1 garlic bulb

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1 bunch flat-leaf parsley

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2 lemons

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extra virgin olive oil

To serve

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5-6 flatbreads

based on two cevapi per flat bread

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sour cream

Method

For the cevapi

For the Ajvar

To serve

1

Place the mince in a large bowl along with 4 cloves of peeled and crushed garlic. Sprinkle over the baking soda, paprika, and season with salt and pepper.

2

Add the egg and use your hands to mix everything together. Add as much of the sparkling water as you need to make a smooth, pliable mixture.

3

Divide the meat into 10 to 12 pieces and roll each one into a sausage shape, about 10cm long and 2cm thick.

4

Place the cevapi on an oiled baking tray, cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge until needed.

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