Baked Lamb Kibbeh Recipe

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The Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try Baked Lamb Kibbeh recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Baked Lamb Kibbeh. 


1 large onion
1 lb 5 oz/6oo g boneless leg of lamb, diced
2½ cups (12 oz/350 g) bulgur wheat, soak in water for 10 minutes and squeezed out in cheesecloth (muslin)
1 teaspoon seven spices seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried mint
olive oil for brushing

For the filling
1 tablespoon,olive oil
7 oz/zoo g ground (minced) lamb
1 onion, chopped
⅓ cup (1½ oz/40 g) pine nuts, toasted
½ teaspoon seven spices seasoning
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


First make the filling. Heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan, add the lamb, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes until evenly browned. Reduce the heat, add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts, seven spices seasoning, pepper, salt, coriander, and cinnamon and cook for a few more minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. Put the onion and lamb into a food processor and process until finely ground (minced). Tip into a bowl and add the bulgur wheat, seven spices seasoning, cumin, pepper, and mint, and knead well until thoroughly combined. Dampen your hands with a little water, take a handful of the mixture, and mold into an oval to fit the palm of your hand. Use your index finger to make a hole in the top, then gradually make a hollow, working around with your finger to create a thin wall. Add a tablespoonful of the filling, seal with a pinch, and reshape into an oval. Repeat this until all the lamb and bulgur mixture has been used. Brush a baking sheet with oil, put the kibbeh onto it, and chill in the refrigerator for I hour. Preheat the panggangan to 400°F/200°C/Gas Mark 6. Brush the kibbeh with oil and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked and golden.

Source: The Lebanese Kitchen Cookbook by Salma Hage’s

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