Recipe courtesy of Marija Saban


  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pounds ground beef

1 pound ground pork

1/4 cup club soda

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

2 teaspoons black pepper

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 slices white bread, crusts removed, ripped into small pieces

Vegetable oil, for greasing

Serving suggestions:

Rolls, split

Thinly sliced onions

Kajmak (Serbian Cheese Sauce), recipe follows

Prepared avjar (red pepper and eggplant sauce)

Kajmak (Serbian Cheese Sauce):

1 pound cream cheese

1 pound feta cheese

1 pound sour cream

1/2 pound butter, softened (optional)


  1. Combine the beef, pork, club soda, salt, garlic, pepper, baking soda and bread in a mixing bowl and mix together by hand for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, for a few hours or up to 12 hours. 
  2. Grab a small handful of the meat mixture and roll between your hands to form breakfast sausage-size links. Repeat with the remaining meat. 
  3. Heat a griddle until hot. Lightly grease the griddle with some oil, and then cook the cevapcici, rolling them around occasionally, until cooked though and golden. 
  4. To serve: Grill the cut sides of the rolls. Sandwich the cevapcici and onions in the rolls with dollops of Kajmak and avjar and serve.

Kajmak (Serbian Cheese Sauce):

  1. Beat together the cream cheese, feta cheese, sour cream and butter if using until fluffy.