Kibby (Kibby-Bel-Saneeya)

Kibby (Kibby-Bel-Saneeya)

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"This recipe has been in my family for over 75 years. It's a wonderful Lebanese dish that everyone will love. Even if you have never tried it before, I'm sure you will enjoy!"
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1 h 5 m servings 439 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Soak wheat in a bowl of warm water until water is slightly absorbed, about 25 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x14-inch baking dish.
  3. Mix soaked wheat, ground beef, onion, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Spread mixture in the prepared baking dish; top with butter and pine nuts.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until ground beef is no longer pink, about 25 minutes. Turn on oven's broiler; broil until top is browned, 5 minutes.


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This was very good! Our family's recipe is similar, but we use allspice and cumin instead of the cinnamon. I did cut the cinnamon back some, and that worked better for our tastes. This was very ...

Allspice and cumin is my route too. However, with the sauteed onions and pine nuts I also add steak cut up....better filling. I put one layer of the kibbe, the steak mixture, and then a layer ...

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