Kibbeh Bil Sanieh (Baked Kibbeh)
Kibbeh Bl Saynieh or Baked Kebbeh is a traditional Lebanese dish filled with flavors.
The smell is irresistible, the taste is heavenly!
Follow the directions for an amazing dish!
Meat and Onion Stuffing
shivered almonds or pine nuts
salt to taste
ground Kamooni spice
Prepare Meat and Onion Stuffing
Add olive oil on high heat. Then, add the slivered almonds or pine nuts to toast while stirring in a large skillet.
Once the slivered almonds and pine nuts have turned light gold, add in the cubed onions and stir until the onions are translucent.
Add the ground beef and stir until cooked.
Once the beef, the onions, and the slivered almonds have cooked together, turn off the heat.
Add salt and seven spices. Mix well.
Let's prepare the Kibbeh
Preheat oven to 400° F.
To a medium bowl, add the fine bulgur and warm water.
Set aside for about 10 minutes until the bulgur has soaked in all the water.
Add the soaked bulgur, ground meat, and 1 small onion to a food processor.
Once blended, place the rest of the soaked bulgur and the remaining ground meat and blend.
Place in a large bowl.
Add the salt, paprika, kamooni spice, and 7 spices. Mix by hand.
Let's Layer Kibbeh Bl Sanieh
Oil a 9 x 13“ pan or medium round pan.
Begin to add patches of the ground meat and bulgur mix.
Using your hands, press down to form an even layer.
Evenly spread the stuffing on top of the layer you have just formed.
Cut parchment paper to the same size as the pan.
Spray one side with cooking oil, then begin adding the rest of the meat and bulgur mix to form an even layer.
Again, use your hands to press down and form.
Take this layer and flip it onto the stuffing.
Gently peel off the parchment paper.
Wet your hands and smooth out this top layer.
Wet a pairing knife and cut the kibbeh to form the desired shape. Cut in the center vertically and then horizontally to form diamond-shaped kibbeh.
Drizzle olive oil all over the pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cooked and golden in color.
Then, broil on high for about 1 to 2 minutes if needed for added crispiness.
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