Baked Kibbeh Recipe

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Kibbeh is certainly one of Lebanon's top notch country wide dishes and until the appearance of the meals processor, the beef became pounded by using hand in a marble or stone mortar (jorn) with a timber pestlem(m'daqqa). Because of the time and effort involved in its training, kibbeh changed into - and nonetheless is - a festive dish. It is a exceptionally pro combination of finely minced lamb, burghul and really finely chopped onion. When it's miles served raw, kibbeh is made with less burghul and a handful of overwhelmed basil or mint leaves are delivered to provide the beef a fresh, aromatic taste. A little liyeh (fat from the sheep's tail) is likewise delivered to make it greater velvety.


90g unsalted butter, plus extra to oil baking dish
60g pine nuts
500g large onions, finely chopped
200g lean minced
4 ½ tsp Adonis Kibbeh Spices
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
500g lamb from the leg, boned, skinned, defatted and finely minced 200g first-class burghul
4 ½ tsp Adonis Kibbeh Spices
Unsalted butter

Cooking commands

Melt the butter in a deep frying pan over a medium warmth. Saute the pine nuts, stirring constantly till golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a double layer of kitchen paper. Saute the chopped onion in the same butter till tender and transparent. Add the minced meat and cook dinner until it loses all lines of crimson. Keep mashing and stirring the meat with the lower back of a wood spoon or fork so that it separates properly and does now not shape lumps. Remove from the warmth. Season with the Adonis Kibbeh Spices and salt to flavor. Add the pine nuts. Mix properly. Taste and regulate the seasoning if important. Set aside.

Put the quartered onion in a food processor and until very finely chopped. Add the minced meat, Adonis Kibbeh Spices and salt to flavor and manner together till smooth. Prepare a bowl of lightly salted water and feature it available.

Wash the burghul in  or three adjustments of bloodless water. Drain properly and upload to the meat. Mix along with your hand; dipping it sometimes within the salted water to moisten both your hand and the kibbeh. Knead until the aggregate is nicely mixed. Taste and alter the seasoning if vital.

Grease a deep baking dish about 30x20x5 cm with a little butter. Preheat the oven to a hundred and eighty° C.

Divide the kibbeh in two identical parts. Moisten your palms within the salted water and pinch off a handful of kibbeh from one piece. Flatten it among your hands to a thickness of approximately 1 cm and region on the lowest of the baking dish, beginning from one part. Smooth it frivolously together with your hands. Pinch off another handful from the equal piece of kibbe. Flatten and lay subsequent to the first piece, barely overlapping it. Dip your hands in water and clean the portions together till the joint disappears. Be certain to attach the kibbeh pieces properly so they do now not come apart in the course of cooking. Continue the above manner until you have covered the lowest of the pan. Go over the complete layer with moistened palms to even it out.

Spread the stuffing calmly over the kibbeh and make a top layer, the use of the opposite half of of the kibbeh and laying it over the stuffing in the identical way as with the bottom layer. You may additionally discover the pinnacle layer slightly more hard to do as you may be laying it over the loose stuffing rather than the smooth floor of the baking dish. Do no longer worry. You will quickly get the grasp of it.

Cut the pie into quarters, then with a knife make shallow incisions to attract a geometrical sample across the pinnacle of each sector. The ornament work is time ingesting and can be neglected with out affecting the flavor, despite the fact that the presentation might be much less attractive and much less conventional. Press your index finger inside the center to make a hole. Place a knob of butter over the hole and one knob of butter over each of the quarters. Insert a round-pointed knife between the brink of the kibbeh and the facet of the pan and slide it all along the brink to detach the kibbeh from the perimeters of the pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pie has shriveled and the meat is simply executed. Serve hot or heat with a yoghurt and cucumber salad.
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