This is the variation of beef and lamb kibbeh that I grew up with in a very ethnic Lebanese family. My Aunt Louise was the bomb!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bulgur in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Stir 1/4 cup onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, basil, and pepper into the bulgur. Add ground beef and 1/2 pound lamb; mix well. Divide mixture into 2 portions. Pat 1 portion over the bottom of a 12x7-inch baking dish.

  • Pat the other portion into a matching rectangle on a piece of waxed paper. Set aside for the top.

  • Cook and stir remaining 1/4 cup onion and 1/2 pound lamb in a skillet until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain excess grease from the skillet. Stir in pine nuts and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon lamb-pine nut mixture over the meat layer in the baking dish.

  • Invert top layer over the filling. Peel off waxed paper. Score top layer into diamond shapes by cutting diagonally in both directions, leaving about 3 inches between cuts. Press a small dab of butter into the middle of each diamond.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and mint.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 23.2g 46% DV; carbohydrates 16.1g 5% DV; fat 23.4g 36% DV; cholesterol 79.6mg 27% DV; sodium 663.5mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
I didn't have cherry tomatoes so I sliced up a beefsteak tomato to serve along side. The sharpness plays well off the delicious meatiness of the kibbeh. Aunt Louise's Kibbeh is the bomb. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I also used the fresh mint in my yogurt and cucumber sauce. Try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
I didn't have cherry tomatoes so I sliced up a beefsteak tomato to serve along side. The sharpness plays well off the delicious meatiness of the kibbeh. Aunt Louise's Kibbeh is the bomb. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I also used the fresh mint in my yogurt and cucumber sauce. Try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2020
AWESOME! Read More
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