Kibbeh is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine and is made of lamb or beef. They have a blend of flavors of herbs, spices, meat filling, and bulgur wheat. Kibbeh is a delicious appetizer and can be served with Hummus, pita bread, and Labneh.
Ingredients for making kibbeh:
Bulgur – ½ pound
Cold water – 3 cups
For making stuffing:
Onions finely chopped – 2 medium
Lean ground beef – 2 pounds
Kosher salt – 1.5 tsp
Pepper freshly ground – 1.25 tsp
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Pine nuts toasted – ½ cup
Allspice ground – 1 tsp
Cumin ground – ¼ tsp
Vegetable oil – for frying
Lemon wedges – for garnishing
Firstly, soak the bulgur in a medium bowl in cold water for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, put the soaked bulgur in a cheesecloth or clean kitchen towel and remove excess water by squeezing it thoroughly.
Then, we will prepare fine dough for kibbeh, for this take a medium bowl, put onion, 1 pound of meat, soaked bulgur, salt 1tsp, pepper 1tsp, and mix them well to combine.
Now, put the mixture into a food processor and process it until turns to a sticky, smooth, dough-like consistency.
After that, prepare the stuffing, for this, heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add onions to it and sauté them.
Then, add the remaining meat and pine nuts and break the meat with a wooden spoon until well combined.
After this, add allspice, salt, pepper, and cumin and mix well. When beef turns to a golden brown mixture then, remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Now, with damp hands, take a small sized amount of raw and fine meat mixture and form a ball.
Make a hole in the ball with the help of your index finger and fill the stuffing in it and seal the ball by pinching it from the top.
Then, take a deep frying pan, add 4 cups oil, and heat it.
Fry the kibbeh in it batches until turns golden brown and crunchy.
Finally, put them on paper towels to remove excess oil and serve hot.
For more recipes: Click here
If you are facing issues in dropping your weight, please take this free-body type assessment: Click here