"Simple Lebanese style lamb kibbee. It's a traditional basic recipe. Kibbee is to Middle Eastern cooking what a meatball is to Italian cooking. If you can not make it, stay out of the kitchen. I am not Lebanese by the way, but worked for 2 decades in a restaurant serving this type of food. I am actually Ukrainian." — MikeP
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Personally, this is one of my most favorite - eaten tartare. While I know raw meat can be dangerous, if you have the stomache, this dish is wonderful!! Raw or cooked.
My family liked these, but they were a lot of work. Not good for my busy life.
My Lebanese grandma taught me how to make the classic fried football shaped kibbeh, and while delicious, they were time consuming! This is so much easier and tastes just as delicious. I made a yogurt mint sauce to go with them. Yum!!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! This was the most moist kibbee my family has ever had! I ended up baking it for 32 minutes. All the flavors were there. My only suggestion is that it needs more salt to bring all those wonderful flavors out. I served this with plain non-fat yogurt and pita. Super easy to prepare. My husband is ecstatic that he'll no longer have to wait to eat this dish at his parents' house now that I can make it!
This was the perfect recipe to get me started making a Lebanese meal. Our favorite restaurant when we lived in Arlington, VA was the Lebanese Taverna. I followed the recipe exactly but did form the meat into small(2-3 in.)football shaped pieces. I browned them all over in a hot cast-iron skillet, then let them cook a little longer(15-20 min.)on medium. I also made the garlic sauce recipe on this sight to serve for dipping with the kibbee as an appetizer. Yum!
Very easy to make and very tasty. Thank you
Made these for a BBQ and they were a big hit. Served them with tabouleh salad and mint and yoghurt dressing, in pita bread pockets. Excellent.
Delicious combination of spices. I only had ground sirloin in the house so I substituted this for the lamb. YUM. I also served with yogurt and a traditonal tabouli salad.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kibbee Lebanese Style
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 261
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