Balkan Bliss: Kebapi Recipe

Dish recipes: Kebapi

Embark on a flavorsome journey to the Balkans with our Kebapi recipe. These small, seasoned minced meat sausages are a staple in the region, celebrated for their rich taste and cultural significance. Join us in crafting this Balkan delight.


1 lb (0.45 kg) Ground Beef

1 lb (0.45 kg) Ground Pork

1 Onion, finely grated

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Ground Cumin

Salt and Pepper to taste

Chopped Fresh Parsley for garnish


In a bowl, combine ground beef and ground pork. Add finely grated onion, minced garlic, baking soda, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and pepper to the meat mixture. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, ensuring an even distribution of spices. Shape the seasoned meat into small, elongated sausages (kebapi). Grill or pan-fry the kebapi until fully cooked and browned on the outside. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.


Kebapi are traditionally served with flatbread, chopped onions, and a side of ajvar (roasted red pepper and eggplant spread). Create a Balkan feast by combining these elements for an authentic experience.

Kebapi represent the heart and soul of Balkan cuisine. The blend of meats and spices creates a symphony of flavors that pays homage to the rich culinary heritage of the region.