Kibbeh is another kind of meatball, cooked inside a shell of cracked wheat or bulgur, partially cooked cracked wheat. Kibbeh is eaten in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Kurdistan. What makes the Kurdish version different is pomegranate seeds. They add an interesting sour note and an attractive reddish-brown color to the stew. Pomegranates are in season only in the fall; when not in season, replace with 1/2 cup pine nuts (pignolis).