Croatian Cevapi

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My Croatian husband loves cevapi, so I tried making some for him and he loved them. I made it with beef and veal, which I know is not traditional, but it was so delicious! This recipe has become a staple in our house!


  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound ground veal
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons soda water
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning blend (such as Vegeta®)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine beef, veal, bread crumbs, onion, egg, soda water, seasoning blend, garlic, baking soda, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape into small sausages and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill sausages until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 10 mins / Total time: 25 mins

Serving: 4 / Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 262.7

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