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Kibby (Kibby-Bel-Saneeya)

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been in my family for over 75 years. It's a wonderful Lebanese dish that everyone will love. Even if you have never tried it before, I'm sure you will enjoy!"
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1 h 5 m servings 439
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Soak wheat in a bowl of warm water until water is slightly absorbed, about 25 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x14-inch baking dish.
  3. Mix soaked wheat, ground beef, onion, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Spread mixture in the prepared baking dish; top with butter and pine nuts.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until ground beef is no longer pink, about 25 minutes. Turn on oven's broiler; broil until top is browned, 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 439 calories; 25.8 27.1 27.6 79 89 Full nutrition

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This was very good! Our family's recipe is similar, but we use allspice and cumin instead of the cinnamon. I did cut the cinnamon back some, and that worked better for our tastes. This was very ...

Allspice and cumin is my route too. However, with the sauteed onions and pine nuts I also add steak cut up....better filling. I put one layer of the kibbe, the steak mixture, and then a layer ...

I used lamb instead and it turned out very well.

This is my grandmothers recipe except hers isn't as specific with quantities, it's just a pinch of that and a bit of that, etc... So it nice to have some quantities to go by. I grew up with the ...

This recipe came out really good! My parents and I did some changes though: added parsley to taste, replaced the allspice with some Goya seasoning, added a splash of olive oil, and used only 1 a...

I, too, have eaten this meal since childhood, made by my mother and grandmother. We used cinnamon. I never had a written recipe, so I was happy to find this one. We did one thing differently,...

I converted to Antiochian Orthodox and got really attached to this dish. But, we always bought it from the women's group at church. Then we moved to an area with mostly Greek food at the churc...