Ćevapi Meatball Sliders

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Ćevapi Meatball Sliders
Cevapi Meatball Sliders
Jonathan I Hirsch

Cevapi Meatball Sliders

This dish takes its inspiration from a popular Serbian street food. Cevapi (pronounced Ch-Ay-Vah-Pea) is a minced meat patty consisting of pork, beef, and lamb with diced onions, garlic, and paprika. In the Serbian capital of Belgrade, you’ll see countless vendors selling these in a variety of presentations. Here, I’ve updated the classic meatball slider we all know and love, and added a Balkan twist.

12
Servings
416
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups ground pork
  • 1 Cup ground lamb
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 12 slider buns
  • 2 Cups ground beef

Directions

Mix together meat, onions, egg white, salt, paprika, and black pepper. Roll the mixture into 12 balls.

Melt butter in a large non-stick pan on medium high heat. Place meatballs in pan and for three minutes until browned and crisp. Repeat for both sides.

Reduce heat to medium low and fry for another five to seven minutes, or until done.

Place meatballs in heated buns and garnish as desired with shredded cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, chili flakes, and sour cream. I recommend all of the above. 

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
3µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
2µg
28%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
21µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
82µg
21%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
32mg
8%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
36%
Phosphorus
234mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
370mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.8%
Sodium
277mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
48%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
25%

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