Macedonian Burger/Lovachka ili Sharska Pleskavca

17 Nov


There’s always been a debate whether this burger is Sharska Pleskavica or Lovechka Pleskavica. The name Sharska comes from Shar Planina Mountain, North of Macedonia and that’s what its called in that Northern region. The name Lovechka originates from the South of Macedonia. Lovechka translates to Hunter’s so it’s  called Hunter’s burger in the Southern region. They both have cheese inside with the only difference that the Mount Shar Burger has the cheese in the middle and the Hunter’s Burger has the cheese mixed inside. Since I come from Bitola which is a city in the South of Macedonia, Hunter’s Burger is what I’m used to. It is worth mentioning too that by mixing the cheese inside, when frying or BBQ-ing them the cheese forms a crust that sears the moisture inside and makes these burgers the most juicy burgers you will ever eat.

  • 600gr mince meat (I’m always using a mix of beef & pork: 70% beef, 30% pork)
  • 200gr finely diced smoked bacon
  • 200gr grated Mozzarela
  • 1 egg
  • 50-60gr bread crumbs
  • 100-150gr finely diced red fresh pepper
  • 20gr finely chopped parsley
  • 1 grated onion-juice and all
  • 2 garlic pieces grated
  • to taste Vegeta and pepper
  • 1 tea spoon dry mint
  • 1 table spoon oregano



  1. Mix well all the ingredients (I knead them as dough with my hand)
  2. Form the burgers (I have used an egg ring to shape them all the same size)


You can either BBQ them or fry them on a bit of oil in a fry pan until they form a golden brown crust and spring back when pressed with the finger.



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