Cevapcici With Paprika Lecho

"I love this recipe because it's finger lickin good! I ALWAYS at least triple the recipe & look forward to a little left over Lecho that I can then eat with rice. There is never any Cevapcici left over. The only reason there's any Lecho left over is that my youngest refuses to eat anything but raw paprikas! (Adapted from Ursula Summ)"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • For the Lecho

  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 red peppers (sliced in rings or strips or combination)
  • 2 yellow peppers (sliced in rings or strips or combination) or 2 oranges
  • 1 green pepper (sliced in rings or strips or combination)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian vegetable soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • For the Cevapcici

  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 small egg
  • 300 g chop meat
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 18 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 -2 teaspoon sharp paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Lecho: Sauté onions and peppers in oil in a Teflon pan over medium heat for 8- 10 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • After 10 minutes add the soup powder, sweet paprika and a little water if necessary.
  • Cover and reduce to low heat till finished (about 10 min.).
  • Cevapcici: In the meantime mix all the cevapcici ingredients together well except the oil.
  • Form thumb shaped rolls.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan (ideally Teflon coated) and brown the cevapcici on all sides until crispy brown.
  • ENJOY!

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  1. cat ferguson
    enjoyed the recipie, and it was quite easy, and looked great. As predicted all the meat gone, but had some lecho left over-I would warn people to only do this recipie of the peppers are in season (i.e. cheap)
  2. RogerOH
    Overall, I liked this dish and will try it again. For the Lecho, I loved how the flavor of the onions and peppers combined with the Paprika. The vegatable soup base I used was real salty (discovered after I went looking for the source of the salt) adding more salt to the dish then I would of liked. Next time I will use a different soup mix. Cevapcici. I used 1 1/2 tps of the paprika and felt the 2 tsp would have been better. I would of liked the flavor of the cayenne to come through more and will increase the amount next time. I used ground sirlion for the meat. I believe the recipe would be great with ground lamb. Good recipe. We will make it again, maybe using ground lamb next time. Thanks


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