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    Traditional Kebbe

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    1 hrs 20 mins

    35 mins

    45 mins

    Mami J's Note:

    Kebbe(or Kibbeh, this is how my family spells it) is Lebanon's national dish. My family has been using this recipe for many generations, hence the metric measurements. The flavor of this dish is best when you use the freshest ingredients.

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    Serves: 8-10



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    1. 1
      The wheat is rinsed and soaked for thirty minutes in enough water to cover. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.Drain it and mix in a large bowl with the ground lamb, the pine nuts and the salt and pepper. In a blender or food processor grind the onion and the mint with a half cup of water. Add to the meat and mix well. Grease a round or square baking dish. Pour the meat mixture and make a 3 cm. hole in the center; cover with the olive oil and form into wedges if using a round dish, or into squares if usin a square one. Bake until meat is well browned but not dry. Serve with taboule and Lebanese yogurt (labna) or plain nonfat yogurt.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 17, 2011

      i have loved this dish since a child and mother showed me how to make it. we use cinnamon and garlic instead of mint. a little different taste, but still delish

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    Nutritional Facts for Traditional Kebbe

    Serving Size: 1 (139 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 590.8
    Calories from Fat 480
    Total Fat 53.4 g
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    Cholesterol 91.4 mg
    Sodium 947.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 24.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cracked bulgur wheat

    fresh mint

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