Kibbee Lebanese Style Recipe

Kibbee Lebanese Style Recipe

How To Make Kibbee Lebanese Style

Kibbee, as the name stands for, is a ball-shaped traditional Lebanese croquettes made with spiced ground lamb, bulgur, and onions baked to crisp perfection.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ½cupbulgur
  • ½cuphot water
  • ½tspmint,dried
  • ¼tspground allspice
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1onion,minced
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1lbground lamb
  • 2tbsppine nuts


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Soak bulgur in hot water for about 10 minutes until the bulgur expands and cools. Place the bulgur, mint, allspice, pepper, cinnamon, salt, onion, parsley, and lamb in a food processor. Process for about 1 minute until well mixed.

  3. Divide the lamb mixture and layer half in the baking dish, creating a large patty. Sprinkle pine nuts over the meat, then layer the remaining lamb on top, patting firmly. Cut the kibbee into 1½-inch squares.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the lamb is no longer pink in the middle. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F.


  • Calories: 422.19kcal
  • Fat: 29.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.82g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.13g
  • Fiber: 3.06g
  • Sugar: 1.57g
  • Protein: 21.94g
  • Cholesterol: 82.78mg
  • Sodium: 219.01mg
  • Calcium: 38.44mg
  • Potassium: 409.45mg
  • Iron: 2.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.95mg
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