Nut Kibbee

Nut Kibbee

Prep. 30 mins
Cooking 35 mins
Serving 4
Middle Eastern

INGREDIENTS Measurements


1 cup of cracked wheat (bulgur)
1/2 kilo ground meat (beef or lamb)
1 large onion (pieces)
1 teaspoon orange peels, grated
2 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon Allspice or kibbee spices
Orange peels and pistachio for garnishing


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 kilo ground meat (beef or lamb)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cups toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup walnuts and pistachio
1/2 teaspoon Allspice or kibbee spices



  • - Wash the cracked wheat very well. Let drain and squeeze out the excess water.
  • - Take the cracked wheat and place it on a tray to dry for about 2 hours.
  • - Grate the onion, mix it with the cracked wheat and add the meat, the orange peels and the mint paper using food processor until well combined.
  • - Add your seasonings. Salt, pepper, and allspice.Keep mixing untill completely smooth.

  For the filling

  • - Heat up the oil, then add the onion, cook until golden in color.
  • - Add the meat to the onions and cook until the meat is done.
  • - Add your salt, pepper and allspice.
  • - Drain any excess fat from the filling.
  • - Grind the pine nuts with walnuts and pistachio.
  • - Add nuts to the filling and mix well.

  Making Kibee Balls

  • - Soak your hands in cold water. Take a small piece of dough.
  • - Push with your index finger into the center of the ball making an indentation or place for the filling to go. The hole should be long in length in order to fill the dough ball.
  • - Once this is done take a small amount of the filling and place it into the ball.
  • - Close the ball with your index finger and thumb. Repeat this step with every ball.
  • - Once all of them are made, you will heat up your frying oil and place each Kibbee Ball into the hot oil for frying.
  • - Once they are medium brown in color, take them out of the oil and place on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.

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