This recipe is a result of a long search for a good burger recipe, one that will be fully soft and smell nice, just like from the restaurant. After some experimentation, I came up with this recipe and believe me, this is the real Macedonian burger pleskavica recipe. You can prepare it without kaymak of course, but why would you do that :)

  • 1 kg of mixed ground meat (only beef or mixed)
  • 2 large finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 150 ml of mineral water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • salt
  • pepper
  • mixed spices
  • kaymak
  1. Put meat with onions and garlic in a plastic bowl and knead well. Add baking soda and mineral water and continue to knead for about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add spices and continue to knead until mixture starts to pull away from the container. Leave in the fridge to rest for about 5 hours. 
  3. Divide mixture into 5-6 balls and make patties with oiled hands with thickness about 8 millimeters. Bake on grills or barbecue pan, but without adding oil.  
  4. Serve warm. Put a tablespoon of heavy cream in the plate and then add the hot burger or you can add the cream on top. Combine with bread baked on the grill and fresh salad. And makalo (garlic sauce) of course.