Armenian Che Kufta (Raw Lamb Patties)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Also known as 'kibbe', this is a Middle Eastern raw lamb appetizer. Should be served same day as meat is ground, so it's advantagous to grind meat at home, if possible. Ratio of ingredients are flexible so you can use more or less to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lamb should be put through grinder three times.
  2. Mix in salt and pepper to taste, before adding bulgur and onions.
  3. Add salt to finely chopped green pepper, finely chopped green onions and finely chopped handful of parsley.
  4. Squeeze vegetables with hands to draw moisture and add to lamb.
  5. Also add cayenne pepper, if desired.
  6. Knead all together adding a little water until all ingredients stick together.
  7. Shape into patties and garnish with chopped parsley.
  8. Serve at once.