Chevapi on Turkish Bread Roll

  • 03/09/2006
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6
  • 50 min

Chevapi are a speciality of oriental cuisine, made from minced meat and usually shaped as a small meat patty or mini sausage. They are tastiest when prepared on the BBQ, however even an ordinary pan can help create this delicious recipe. Serve on a Turkish bread roll accompanied with tomato sauce or yoghurt.

Ingredients

  • Chevapi:
  • 30 g day old bread
  • 50 ml water
  • 750 g minced veal (or lamb)
  • 100 g onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Beef Stock Powder
  • 2 Turkish bread rolls
  • Sauce:
  • 600 g tomato
  • 400 g canned tomato
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta Beef Stock Powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • Serving:
  • 400 ml yoghurt

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Moisten the bread with about 50 ml water, let sit for about a minute and then squeeze out all the water.
  2. 2.
    Place the meat in a deeper pan and add onion, egg and moistened bread. Add in the Vegeta Beef Stock Powder and mix well.
  3. 3.
    From the mixture make chevapi shapes (either in small round, flat patties or small sausage shapes) and cook on the hot BBQ or in a pan with no oil.
  4. 4.
    While this is cooking, prepare the tomato sauce.
  5. 5.
    Tomato sauce: peel the tomatoes (if using fresh), remove the seeds and cut into small cubes.
  6. 6.
    In hot oil cook the tomato, add in sugar, pepper and Vegeta Beef Stock Powder and braise for 15 minutes, until it thickens.
  7. 7.
    Bread: warm up the bread rolls in the oven (or on a BBQ) and place on a larger plate, then top with chevapi.

Serving

Serve hot with salad and the prepared tomato sauce.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 462 / 1.931 - -
Fat g 25,24 - -
Carbohydrates g 25,72 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,08 - -
Protein g 32,03 - -
Sodium g 2,62 0 0
Vitamin A μg 722,43 18 14
Vitamin D μg 20,99 10 10
Vitamin C mg 20,71 28 23
Niacin mg 11,28 81 56
Potassium mg 854,77 23 23
Calcium mg 169,50 17 17
Phosphorous mg 405,36 51 51

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)