Lamb Kibbeh Recipe

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Kibbeh or kibbe (also kubbeh, kebbah or kubbi) (Arabic: كبة‎) is a Levantine dish made of burghul (cracked wheat), minced onions and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat or camel meat. Enjoy middle eastern food recipe and learn how to make best lamb kibbeh.

Main Ingredients – Lamb
Cuisine – Lebanese
Course – Dinner, Side Dish
Occasion – Cocktail Party, Family meals

Ingredients

235 g (8½ oz/1⅓ cups) burghul (bulgur)
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) minced (ground) lean lamb
2 brown onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 tablespoon pine nuts, to top
80 ml (2½ fl oz/⅓ cup) melted clarified butter or ghee

Filling

1 tablespoon clarified butter or ghee
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
250 g (9 oz) minced (ground) lamb
80 g (2¾ oz/½ cup) pine nuts

Method

1. Preheat the panggangan to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Cover the burghul with water in a bowl, and stand for 15 minutes. Drain, then squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Combine the burghul with the lamb, onion, allspice and 1 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl. Knead the lamb mixture with 100 ml (3½ fl oz) iced water to make a fine paste.

2. To make the filling, heat the clarified butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, allspice, nutmeg and ½ teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the lamb and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture has changed colour. Stir in the pine nuts. Cool the mixture slightly before using.

3. Lightly grease a 30 cm (12 inch) oval baking dish with a 2 litre (70 fl oz/8 cup) capacity. Press half the lamb and burghul mixture over the base of the prepared dish, top with the filling, and press the remaining lamb and burghul mixture over the top. Using a sharp knife, cut 4 cm (1½ inch) diamonds through the kibbeh. Press a pine nut in the centre of each diamond.

4. Drizzle the kibbeh with melted clarified butter, and bake for about 1½ hours, or until cooked through. Cover with foil if over-browning. Serve cut into diamonds, with salad, hummus and pitta bread.

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