11 Reviews

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!

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Cindy July 17, 2016

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!

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MistyDawn February 22, 2004

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.

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La Dilettante August 03, 2009

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!

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Sandi (From CA) March 06, 2008

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.

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trishkuby January 01, 2008

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.

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Kendra Jean's Kitchen August 31, 2007

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.

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ShaGun May 17, 2006

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!

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hippeastrum July 14, 2005

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!

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Miss Mustang February 22, 2005

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.

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Kat Rahal May 03, 2004
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