RECIPE for Afaf’s Baked Kibbeh

Recipe by Afaf Serrato


Afaf's Kibbeh Part 1,

1 pound of uncooked ground sirloin beef (make sure it’s very low in fat so it can be worked into a dough)

1/2 pound of bulgar

1 pound of ground beef (for the filling)

1 onion, diced

1 – 2 teaspoons of salt (to taste)

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1 tbsp Seven Spices- or “Kibbeh spices” (available online)

Olive oil

Unsalted butter

Afaf's Kibbeh Part 2, MyLastBite.comDirections:

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Brown 1 lb of ground meat with onions.

Soak bulgar in room temperature water (about 20 -30 min.) squeeze out excess water

Roast pine nuts until dark brown (dry, or using butter)

Once the bulgar is ready, add it in bowl with remaining ground uncooked ground sirloin. Add spices. Mix these ingredients very thoroughly (using hands- blender optional) as if kneading dough for a Afaf's Kibbeh Part 3, MyLastBite.comminimum of 15 minutes and must become dough-like. If it is too thick, drizzle some water into mix.

Coat bottom of metal 9×13 pan with butter. Gradually pat bulgar-meat mix in thin layer on the bottom, spread evenly and pat until smooth.

Take cooked meat and onions then mix in pine nuts. Spread evenly over bottom layer. Pat gently into meat layer with spatula or spoon.

Add top layer of bulgar-meat mix in thin, even layer. Wet fingers if too sticky. Smooth surface and edges. With a wet knife, cut to make your choice of design (diamond is most common which is made by cutting straight across in one direction and diagonal in the other)

Afaf's Kibbeh Part 4,

Dot unsalted butter on top, place in oven, uncovered for 30-40 minutes. Broil for 5-10 minutes towards end to brown top. Cut again before serving.

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6 responses to “RECIPE for Afaf’s Baked Kibbeh

  1. Hello Afaf, I really loved your blog , Thank you soooo much for adding me!!
    So we are relatives, aren’t we???
    Wish you all the best!!

  2. I love Kibbeh. Any kibbeh, this one, but also the raw one and specially the round ones, with a tahini sauce. Mmmm… Maybe you could write a post about the different kinds of kibbeh. Would be interesting. I cook the baked one from time to time but would love to be able to prepare the round ones. I am sure it requires a lot of practice, though…

  3. Hi Vivo, I will ask Afaf to post more kibbeh recipes. I’ve tasted her round, fried ones as well as the baked version. Both are awesome.

  4. Saw you on foodbuzz…loved this recipe, excellent and easy to follow.Thanks for sharing..Also thanks for vote on my choc & Vanilla mousse.

  5. This looks fabulous and soooo tasty!

  6. This looks so yummy! I love middle eastern food! In fact, this whole week was middle easter food week!

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