Triestine Cevapcici


This cevapcici (pronounced 'che-vap-chee-chee') recipe is from my husband's family who live in Trieste, Italy. I've added hot Hungarian paprika and nutmeg to mine, to make them spicier. These are great for summertime BBQ plain or brushed with your favorite BBQ sauce. Great for entertaining, as an appetizer served with tzatziki sauce.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 17 mins
36 cevapcici


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon hot paprika (Optional)

  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg (Optional)

  • 1 egg white

  • cup red wine

  • olive oil for brushing


  1. Place beef, pork, parsley, and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Season with seasoned salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg. Add egg white and red wine; mix thoroughly until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.

  3. Roll the meat mixture into sticks about 1 inch thick by 3 inches long, using less than 1/4 cup of the mixture per stick. Brush the cevapcici lightly with olive oil.

  4. Cook on preheated grill until browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside, about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
6g Fat
0g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.