Maybe this is not the most photogenic recipe out there but it’s certainly an affordable option for a different meal.
It’s everything I look for when cooking: effortless, easy fast… No to mention it’s packed with powerful flavours, no wonder why I love this Lebanese dish.
I know I may say that way too often about the recipes I post here (how easy and fast) but this is what I’m always looking for when cooking. Recipes that work, help you vary your repertoire and are fast and practical. This Baked Kibbeh is surely one of those recipes, you have to give this one a try and I guarantee no regrets!
- 1 cup bulgur wheat
- 3 cups of boiling water
- 250g ground beef chuck
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1/8 cup parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh mint finely chopped
- 2 small garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- Freshly ground pepper to taste.
- Preheat the oven 200 degrees
- Soak the bulgur wheat for at least 30 min. Drain all the excess water and reserve in a large bowl.
- In the same bowl add the ground beef, onion, parsley, mint, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, alive oil and ground pepper to taste.
- Using your hands work the mixture until everything is very well combined.
- Grease a medium baking dish with olive oil and spread the entire mixture on the baking dish pressing down lightly to even the whole mixture out.
- Slice kibbeh diagonally to form small diamonds.
- Drizzle some olive oil on top of the kibbeh and bake until meat is fully cooked, about 40-45 minutes.
- Serve hot.
*You can chop all the ingredients in a food processor and in a bowl incorporate the meat and the bulgur, to make this even faster and practical.
*If you’re a fan of spicy food, you can add a pinch o cayenne pepper for that extra kick.
*Serve it with a light salad and yogurt dressing or a Yoghurt Cucumber Salad.