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Kibbeh Recipe: A Crispy And Delicious Middle Eastern Appetizer Idea

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It’s time to take a journey to the middle eastern world of cuisine as we explore the amazing fried kibbeh and Kibbeh (Kibe) recipes. The middle eastern cuisine is highly revered for their exceptional flavors that blend perfectly to give a unique dining experience, and our recipes are no exception.

Let’s start with the fried kibbeh. This masterpiece is a blend of ground beef, onion, and bulgur wheat that is shaped into balls and deep-fried until crispy. The result is a crunchy exterior that complements the savory filling inside. Check out our recipe below.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups bulgur wheat
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. In a bowl, soak the bulgur wheat in warm water for 30 minutes or until it’s soft. Drain the water and squeeze out any excess liquid.
  2. Combine the ground beef, onion, spices, bulgur wheat, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, and knead until it’s well blended.
  3. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more bulgur wheat.
  4. Shape the mixture into small balls, around the size of a golf ball.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and deep-fry the balls until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

So, there you have it, a delicious middle eastern cuisine that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Moving onto our next recipe – Kibbeh (Kibe). This dish is a traditional middle eastern dish made of bulgur, minced onions, and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat, or camel meat with Middle Eastern spices. The shape it takes can vary depending on the region, but it is usually shaped into a ball or football shape. The dish can be baked, grilled, or fried depending on your preference. Here is our recipe for the Kibbeh (Kibe) dish.


  • 1 lb. ground beef or lamb
  • 2 cups fine burghul (cracked wheat)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bulgur wheat, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef or lamb, and add the onion, continuing to cook until everything is cooked through. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Once the beef or lamb mixture has cooled, add it to the bulgur wheat mixture and stir well.
  4. Sprinkle water over the mixture until it starts to hold its shape. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for the mixture to hold together better.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Form the mixture into football-shaped balls around 2” in diameter and insert fingers lengthwise through each piece to form a pocket.
  7. Fill each pocket with 1 teaspoon of pine nuts.
  8. Close the opening to seal the pocket completely and shape each piece into a pointy oval shape, slightly curved.
  9. Fry the kibbeh in the hot oil until they are crispy and golden brown. With a slotted spoon, drain the kibbeh on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

There you have it, two scrumptious middle eastern dishes that will leave you and your loved ones begging for more. We hope that you enjoy these recipes, and we cannot wait to hear back from you on the unique dining experience that they provide.

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