Kibbee Lebanese Style

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Simple Lebanese style lamb kibbee. It's a traditional basic recipe. Kibbee is to Middle Eastern cooking what a meatball is to Italian cooking. If you can not make it, stay out of the kitchen. I am not Lebanese by the way, but worked for 2 decades in a restaurant serving this type of food. I am actually Ukrainian.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup bulgur

  • ½ cup hot water

  • ½ teaspoon dried mint

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.

  2. Soak bulgur in hot water until the bulgur expands and cools, about 10 minutes. Place the bulgur, mint, allspice, pepper, cinnamon, salt, onion, parsley, and lamb in a food processor. Process until well mixed, about 1 minute. Divide the lamb mixture and layer half in the baking dish, creating a large patty. Sprinkle pine nuts over the meat, then layer the remaining lamb on top, patting firmly. Cut the kibbee into 1 1/2 inch squares.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the lamb is no longer pink in the middle, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
29g Fat
17g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 405mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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