Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kibbeh Recipe

Lebanese Food, the home of tasty Lebanese food, invites you to try Kibbeh Recipe. Enjoy a collection of traditional Lebanese food Recipes and learn how to make Kibbeh.

Kibbeh has many tastes and ways, but comes as a’rrass mee’lyieh (fried balls) for a mezzeh. Oval shaped, thin and crispy, and filled with spicy minced meat and pine nuts. In coastal cities, kibbeh is of fish and not meat anymore. 


500 g finely minced meat (lamb or beef)
400 g fine burghol
1 onion, grated
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for deep frying
100 g coarse minced meat
50 g pine nuts
1 onion chopped fine
1 tbsp veg oil  


To prepare the kibbeh, soak the burghol in water, squeeze it well to drain and mix it with the minced meat and the onion, to obtain a paste.

Add salt and pepper.

To prepare the stuffing, stir fry the meat in the oil until half cooked, season with salt and pepper, add the onion and the pine nuts, keep stirring for 2 more minutes, and leave to cool.

To form the kibbeh balls, take a piece of kibbeh dough (as big as a ping pong ball), shape it well as a ball, hold in the left hand, and poke a whole in it with the right index, to form thin walls.

Insert stuffing, and close the ball in a pointed rugby ball shape.

Fry in hot oil until golden

* If you dip the tip of your finger in cold water it helps in forming the kibbeh ball and sticking the top end close.

Source: Lebanese Recipes

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