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Authentic Recipe of Leskovacka Pljeskavica. Mouthwatering Serbian Traditional Burger Patty from Leskovac.

Leskovacka Pljeskavica. Serbian Traditional Burger Patty from Leskovac.

To make a perfect burger the key is a good patty. Take a look at Serbian BBQ with this recipe for Leskovacka pljeskavica, a Burger patty from Leskovac.

Things to know about Leskovacka Pljeskavica Recipe

Pljeskavica is a Serbian grilled dish made out of spiced pork and beef meat. This is one of the national dishes in Serbia that is very branded, so now you can find fast food places in Germany, Austria, and other parts of Central Europe with a large Serbian population.

To make a good patty from Leskovac it is important to have several things in mind. The real patty is only made out of natural ingredients, so there are no additives. Even salt is a very minimal ingredient. There shouldn’t be any water or baking soda. The best meat to use is beef with a little bit of pork.

The meat should be a little bit fatter. In restaurants in Leskovac, the patty is made by grounding the meat yourself. That means finding the meat from the upper body of a cow and a pig and grinding it a little bigger than it should be. Leave it in a cool place (0°C/32°F) to rest overnight then ground it again with a smaller blade.

Then after it is made, it should rest again for some time before grilling. The grill temperature should be 160°C/320°F and the patty should weigh about 180-200g. At home, you can make it with store-bought mixed meat. The Pljeskavica should be put in Lepinja (pita bread) with grilled onions, tomatoes, and Urnebes salad.

Mouthwatering Serbian Traditional Burger Patty from Leskovac. Authentic Recipe of Leskovacka Pljeskavica.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Лесковачка пљескавица
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Dish Type Burger Recipes
Main Cooking Method Grilled – BBQ


Servings 4 Portions
Calories / Serving 845 kcal


  • 300 grams (10.58 oz) Ground (Minced) Beef
  • 700 grams (1.54 lb) Ground (Minced) Pork
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Onion
  • 2 units Chilli Pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Butter Melted
  • 2 units Bay Leaf Crushed
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  • In a bowl, mix the meat with the minced onions, chopped chili peppers, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and bay leaves until the meat falls from the hand.
  • Leave the meat for 20-25 minutes to marinate.
  • Make 1cm (0.39inch) balls flatten them then brush them with melted butter.
  • Grill the patty until it is golden (about 6 mins on each side).

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:


Calories: 845kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 43gFat: 72gSaturated Fat: 32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 233mgSodium: 1473mgPotassium: 768mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 679IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Leskovačka Pljeskavica Recipe, Traditional Serbian Burger Patty, Лесковачка пљескавица
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Cooking tip for making Leskovacka Pljeskavica

If you don’t have a grill you can fry the patties in a pan with butter.

What to serve with Leskovacka Pljeskavica?

Serve with lepinja and urnebes salad.

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