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Kibbee Sineea (Baked Spiced Kibbee)

Kibbee Sineea (Baked Spiced Kibbee) created by Sandi From CA

Mmm, I love kibbee......this is the way my grandmother and "the aunties" made it when I was a kid

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  • Soak wheat for one hour.
  • Squeeze to drain.
  • Brown pine nuts and onions lightly over med-low heat.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Combine meat, wheat, and seasonings.
  • Mix and knead for approx 10 minutes (Kitchen Aid is handy for this!) Divide in half.
  • Form one layer in an 8x8 buttered baking dish.
  • Top with onion and pine nut mixture, spreading evenly over meat.
  • Lay on top layer of meat, pressing down (this is important), and smoothing.
  • Run a spatula along the outer ridge, forming a ridge for the absorption of butter.
  • Dip the spatula in cold water and start make cuts the length of the pan.
  • Then go back across "crosswise" forming diamond shaped pieces.
  • Glaze top with 3 tbsp melted butter.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20-30 minutes or until browned.
  • Serve with sour cream, if desired.
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"Mmm, I love kibbee......this is the way my grandmother and "the aunties" made it when I was a kid"
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  1. Lightly Toasted
    7/17 -- I am unable to use bulgar wheat, as I have been diagnosed with celiacs. I substitute quinoa, and no one is the wiser! Soak it first, just like bulgar. Because we are continually improving the way that we eat, I typically buy 93% lean ground beef, and do 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground lamb. This can lead to a drier kibbee, so I add 1/2-1cup of water to the kneading process, as well as an egg.
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  2. Cindy
    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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  3. La Dilettante
    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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  4. Sandi From CA
    Kibbee Sineea (Baked Spiced Kibbee) Created by Sandi From CA
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  5. Sandi From CA
    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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