Kibby, kibbeh? Either way, it’s a classic; it’s perfect for sandwiches, appetizers, or as a full meal! I personally love Kibby a lot, in all forms: Raw, fried, baked, its all great. I personally like to make pita wraps out of it with hummus as the base, but you do what you like best!
That all said, Kibby does take a lot of time to make, especially if you’re frying this much. If you plan on making this it might be a good idea to start an hour or two earlier than you. I thought I would be able to make kibby and… a secret recipe that’s coming next week, in one day and I definitely could not. At least, not by myself.
No matter how long it takes, Kibby is always worth it. The crisp fried meat with buttery stuffing is perfect homey meal. To see how I make this check the video below or keep scrolling for the full written recipe!
Ingredients for the Hummus:
1 can of Garbanzo beans (don’t drain, if drained use 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil)
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1 – 2 Tbsp Lemon juice (to taste, I use 2 Tbsp)
Ingredients for the Kibby Meat:
1 lb Midamar 93/7 Ground Beef
1 lb Midamar 80/20 Ground Beef
1 ½ cup Cracked Wheat #1 (bulghur #1)
1 large White Onion cut into quarters
Zest of 1 Orange
Salt and pepper to taste (I use about ¼ tsp to ½ tsp of each)
½ cup Cold Water
Bowl of Ice Water
Ingredients for the Kibby Stuffing:
¼ cup chopped Pine Nuts
½ Midamar 80/20 Ground Beef (or lamb)
¼ tsp Pepper
3 Tbsp Butter
1) In a food processor combine all Hummus ingredients, process until reaching desired smoothness.
2) In a mixing bowl, cover Cracked Wheat (bulghur) with water as per package instructions. Let hydrate for 15 – 20 minutes. In a food processor, process Onion until no large parts remain. In a large mixing bowl combine meat, onion, cracked wheat, orange zest, salt and pepper. Wearing gloves, mix the meat until completely incorporated. Add ½ cup cold water and mix until incorporated. Place in fridge until ready to stuff
3) Melt Butter in a pan. Once melted fry pine nuts and ½ lb meat. Once cooked, remove to a small mixing bowl
4) Dip hands in ice water, take Kibby Meat and form into football shapes. Using index finger press a hole into the top of meat, stuff with pine nut mixture and carefully close the hole and roll into a football shape again
5) Fill a large nonstick pot with oil and bring the oil to high heat. Once oil is ready, place Kibby into oil and fry until golden brown
6) serve with Hummus and pita bread
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