Macedonian gluten-free beef & feta rissoles with ajvar

Macedonian beef rissoles with feta and ajvar gravy

Deliciously perfect, Macedonian beef rissoles with feta and ajvar gravy are gluten-free and ideal for dinner, cocktail, or as an afternoon snack.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Macedonian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jas


For Rissoles

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Gravy

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Macedonian-style ajvar relish substitute with tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the rissoles. Blend it with your clean hands or using a wooden spoon. Don't over mix, it'll make your rissoles tough. Use wet hands to form six patties.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add rissoles. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Flip them a few times for even cooking.
  • Transfer the rissoles to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.  To the pan, add the ajvar or tomato paste and whipping cream. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.


~ Free Tip ~
You could bake the rissoles in an oven for even healthier version, however, the gravy will taste better when made with the brown bits of fried rissoles.