Ingredients

How to make it

  • To make the kibbeh: Place burghul in bowl, cover with cold water and stand for 15 mins. Drain burghul and squeeze in hands to soften. Place the ground beef in food processor and mince to fine paste. Add the remainder of the ingredients (adding water a little at a time) to the blender and mix. Remove and keep aside.
  • To prepare the filling: Heat oil in pan, add onions and cook till soft. Add nuts, cook until lightly browned. Add ground beef and spices, cook, stirring until lamb is browned.
  • Shape 1/4 cups of kibbeh into balls using damp hands See Photo. Hollow out the centres using thumb, and place a rounded teaspoon (or more) of filling inside See Photo. Shape kibbeh into ovals See Photo. Now deep-fry the kibbeh in very hot oil (in batches) until browned all over and cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with mezze.
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  • lebneneh_tarikjdeidi 4 years ago
    Actually Sylvia, kibbeh is originally a syrian dish, it came to Lebanon and Palestine via Syrians who went there. Its more accurate to call it an arab levantine dish nowadays.
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  • sylvia1954 5 years ago
    Its a Lebanese dish..and I have to congratulate you because the ingredients and the way you make the kibbeh is the right way...
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    P.S. Love the step by steps too great photos
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Wow Annie this is a perfect presentation of the classic Mediterranean dish.

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    " It was excellent "
    imnocook ate it and said...
    Thank you for the illustrations, I will try this. Five forks.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Just what I was looking for to make for dinner tonight. I bought bulgur the other day and was thinking about kibbek. Thanks for a great recipe, Berry! And the pictures,, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    chilicat ate it and said...
    I have to try this! It sound and looks wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    cgendy ate it and said...
    In Egypt this is called Kobeba! One of my favorites! and you got the recipe down pat! YuMMMM!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    My mouth is watering. Great pictures too.. they help a lot. Soon, I will try to post a baked version I think you will like too.
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  • halags39 6 years ago
    I am impressed with all the pictures you added. Thank you
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  • mystic_river1 7 years ago
    will try it!
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  • recipediva 7 years ago
    oh thank you. I love this!!
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