Beef Cevapi with Ajvar Sauce

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Max Pro Health Grill, Flat Plate & Air Fryer AG651
  • Prep Time: 2h 18 mins
  • Total time: 3 hours
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Beef Cevapi with Ajvar Sauce

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For the Cevapi

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp natron
  • 1 tbsp hot paprika
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Aivar sauce

  • 1 small aubergine, halved
  • 2 red peppers, halved and deseeded
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • salt and pepper

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  • Step 1

    Lightly grease a large plate and set aside. Mix all cevapi ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Divide mixture into 8 balls then roll into sausages. Place on greased plate, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  • Step 2

    Insert grill plate in the unit and close lid. Select GRILL, set temperature to MAX and set time to 18 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 3

    While unit preheats, rub aubergine and pepper with 1 tablespoon olive oil. When unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place aubergine and peppers on grill plate. Close lid to begin cooking. Flip over halfway through.

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, transfer veggies to a board and allow to cool slightly. Scoop aubergine flesh into a medium bowl and discard skin. Add peeled garlic to the bowl then mash together with a fork. Finely chop the peppers and add to the bowl. Add remaining oil and the vinegar, then season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

  • Step 5

    Wipe down grill plate and place flat plate on top of it so it sits flat. Close lid and select FLAT PLATE, set temperature to 180°C and set time to 16 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 6

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place cevapi on the flat plate. Cook for 4 minutes on each side.

  • Step 7

    Once cooking is complete, serve the cevapi on pita breads with ajvar sauce and salad.