Traditional Kebbe

Recipe by Mami J
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • 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.