Prep: 1 hr

Cook: 10 mins

Yields: 4 servings

Inspired by my travels around Croatia, these skinless cevapcici 'sausages' are perfect on a SIBO diet. Flavoured with spices, they are cooked on the BBQ which imparts a lovely smoky flavour. The use of three different meats give them a unique texture. Use higher fat meat - it will keep the cevapcici succulent and tender.

Cevapcici Recipe 786x1048


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 10 oz ground lamb
  • 10 oz ground pork
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg white (optional)


  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands, until the mixture is well combined and has softened.
  • Taking a small handful at a time, roll the mixture into a small sausage shape. You can leave them like this or thread a metal skewer through the centre of them. Place on a lightly oiled plate and repeat until the mixture has been turned into sausages.
  • Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for an hour or until required. Refrigerating your cevapcici will help them to firm up.

To Cook

  • Heat your BBQ grill or flat plate over medium heat. Add your cevapcici and cook until cooked through.

To Serve

  • Cevapcici are delicious served with a Greek Style Salad and a dollop of smoked paprika mayonnaise. To make your own, follow our mayonnaise recipe here and stir through 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika at the end.

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2 thoughts on “Cevapcici”

  1. Hi Rebecca. You made me very happy with this recipe. Cevapcici are originally a Bosnian meal, but we also make them often.
    Greetings from Croatia,

    1. Rebecca Coomes

      Hi Ivana
      My Croatian friends first taught me about them, and when I visited Croatia I loved eating them there as well! I am so happy you like this recipe.
      Kind regards

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