• Recipe courtesy of Marija Saban, Adriatic Foods, Honolulu, HI
  • Show: Eden Eats
  • Episode: Honolulu
Total Time:
2 hr 30 min
15 min
Inactive Prep:
2 hr
15 min
4 servings


  • 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
    • 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)


    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.

    Grab a small handful of the meat mixture and roll between your hands to form breakfast sausage-size links. Repeat with the remaining meat.

    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.

    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.

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


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