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Would you like size with that? Balkan's BIGGEST burger weighs in at 66kg

Serbia, Leskovac
August 30, 2019 at 05:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

At a whopping 66.25kg (147lbs), the world biggest pljeskavica burger was handmade and then grilled in the Serbian city of Leskovac on Thursday.

The meat patty was mixed by hand and later painstakingly transferred onto a hot grill where it was charred in front of a huge crowd.

" "The whole process took 90 minutes finish: preparation of the meat, mixing and spreading the meat on the plate then grilling . The hardest part was flipping the hamburger. We pushed a bit too hard but we succeeded," said Ljubisa Djordjevic, who was one of the three chefs behind the patty preparation.

The pljeskavica chefs still have some way to go if they want to win outright though, after six Germans cooked up a 1,164kg (2,566lbs) hamburger in Pilsting back in 2017.

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At a whopping 66.25kg (147lbs), the world biggest pljeskavica burger was handmade and then grilled in the Serbian city of Leskovac on Thursday.

The meat patty was mixed by hand and later painstakingly transferred onto a hot grill where it was charred in front of a huge crowd.

" "The whole process took 90 minutes finish: preparation of the meat, mixing and spreading the meat on the plate then grilling . The hardest part was flipping the hamburger. We pushed a bit too hard but we succeeded," said Ljubisa Djordjevic, who was one of the three chefs behind the patty preparation.

The pljeskavica chefs still have some way to go if they want to win outright though, after six Germans cooked up a 1,164kg (2,566lbs) hamburger in Pilsting back in 2017.

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M/S Man mixing meat for 'pljeskavica', Leskovac

C/U Man mixing meat with his fists

C/U Men mixing meat with fists

M/S Meat being transferred to plate

M/S Men mixing meat with fists

M/S Audience

M/S men spreading meat on grilling plate

C/U Judges

W/S Judges

M/S Meat being spread out on plate

C/U Meat being spread out on plate

W/S Meat being spread out on plate

C/U Meat being spread out on plate

M/S Meat being spread out on plate

M/S Audience

W/S 'Pljeskavica' being placed on grill

C/U 'Pljeskavica' on grill

M/S Man checking burger

C/U Burger being checked

M/S Men handling meat

C/U Meant on grill

M/S Sign reading on screen in Serbian: "30th Leskovac grill fear"

M/s Burger being flipped

SOT, Ljubisa Djordjevic, Chef (Serbian): "The whole process took 90 minutes finish: preparation of the meat, mixing and spreading the meat on the plate then grilling . The hardest part was flipping the hamburger. We pushed a bit too hard but we succeeded."

M/S Burger being cut

C/U Burger being cut

SOT, Slavisa Milosevic, professor of cooking and one of the judges (Serbian:) "The only secret in preparing juicy and tasty 'pljeskavica' is to prepare it with your hands. 'Pljeskavica" must be made with bare hands only and it must contain finely-chopped onions"

M/S Judges measuring 'pljeskavica'

M/S Judge announcing burger's thickness at 3.5 cm

SOT, Slavisa Milosevic, professor of cooking and one of the judges (Serbian:) "This region has beef of extremely good quality. Our meat is not like the meat in the West. We have very good meat here. We had the chance to host some cooking masters from Germany and Austria and they were delighted by our beef here."

M/S Giant 'pljeskavica' being given to audience

W/S People getting 'pljeskavica' for free

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