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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 555.4
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,311.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 82.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 36.6 g

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kibbe nyee

Submitted by: PLAINJANELLEN

Introduction

Kibbe nyee is a mixture of raw lamb, bulgar wheat & spices. It's traditionally eaten with pita bread & sliced onions, but I enjoy adding parsley & baba ganosh. Kibbe nyee is a mixture of raw lamb, bulgar wheat & spices. It's traditionally eaten with pita bread & sliced onions, but I enjoy adding parsley & baba ganosh.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Lamb, Cubed, 16 oz (remove)
    *bulgar, 1 cup (remove)
    Spearmint, dried, 2 tbsp (remove)
    Allspice, 2 tbsp (remove)
    *Cumin seed, 2 tbsp (remove)
    Salt, 1 tsp (remove)
    Onions, raw, 1 large
    Bread, pita, white, 8 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)

Directions

The lamb should be ground. If you can find a hala market, they'll be able to provide super lean ground lamb specifically for kibbe. If not, buy lean lamb & grind it at home. (If you're in S.E. Michigan, Hassen Brothers' Market at 18 Mile & Dequindre is the best place to buy)

Soak the bulgar in water for 20 minutes or so. I put it in a coffee mug & add water to about 1" above the bulgar.

In the meantime, slice the onion top to bottom in wedges & measure out the spices.

When the bulgar has absorbed the water, turn it into a large bowl & add in the spices & salt. Mix well. Add the ground lamb & use your hands to combine it with the bulgar mixture.

Turn out onto a plate & score in quarters - each is one serving along with two pitas . Tear off a section of pita & wrap a small amount of the kibbe along with onion in it. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PLAINJANELLEN.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really want to try this, but something is missing from the instructions. After you turn it onto a plate and score in quarters, I assume you cook the kibbe. Do you bake it or pan fry it?

    Thanks for your reply. I see, nyee means raw. I will probably bake it. - 3/5/11

    Reply from PLAINJANELLEN (3/5/11)
    You can bake it if you wish, but Kibbee Nyee is traditionally eaten raw - that's why I added the part about getting your ground lamb from some place you can trust like a hala or kosher market. The first time I saw it being eaten, I was "ewww", but it's delicious. I'd bake it like a meatloaf.


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