In my Lebanese family, we do one small thing differently - the spices are cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of marjoram. Also, sometimes we saute minced meat into the filling with the onions and pine nuts. Otherwise, it's identical!
My husband is Lebanese and when I made this he said it was just like what his Mom used to make! The only thing I did different was I only had 3 onions and I added 2 cloves of garlic to the onion and pine nuts mixture. This is absolutely an authentic Lebanese dish and it is delicious!
Really good, according to my husband and our dinner guests last night. I don't eat meat, so didn't sample any, but they certainly gave a thumbs-up! I formed it into patties and had my husband cook it on the grill, and that added a nice touch, I think. I'll use this again, for sure.
This was really nice. I've never had kibbee before, at least not that I'm aware of. *LOL* This is a very easy recipe to make, but it's tasty... comfort food with a healthy kick from the nutritious bulgur wheat. I used lean ground beef and halved the recipe. Thanks for posting!
I am Lebanese and loved this recipe. I used organic beef that was from a local rancher - which helps in any recipe. Fresh beef - corn fed is best. I didn't have any allspice or cloves, so I threw in some cinnamon (about 1t) and it was delicious.
Great wrapped in lavash, flat bread or pita bread. A great party dish, so unusual. Thank you so much Elissa for posting this traditional recipe.
This was okay, but it didn't go over well. No one wanted more than one small serving. I did substitute chopped almonds for the pine nuts and used ground beef.
This was very good and easy to make too. My friend is lebanese and he guided me through making it, making sure it was authentic. Thanks!
I'm an Armenian-American and can hardly wait to make this again. I had lost my recipe; but this recipe is very close. Simple ingredients; but delicious results. My Swedish-German husband will be thrilled when he gets home tonight to smell this wonderful kibbee!
My DH is Syrian and we all love kibbee. This recipe is excellent. We usually order a tray from a Syrian food market and sometimes the kibbee is so dry because of too much bulgur. This recipe is just perfect though. Will be making this alot.