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Kibbi Balls And Chickpeas In Tahini

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  Kibbi mixture 1 Pound (500 gram)
  Onions 2 Large, chopped in large pieces
  Ghee/Substitute 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Meat and bones 1 Pound (500 gram, for broth, preferably mutton)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chickpeas 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), soaked overnight
  Tahini 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

With wet hands mould the kibbi mixture into small balls and place aside.
Brown the onions in the ghee and drain.
Cover the meat and bones with water and bring to the boil; skim fat from the top of the water.
Add the drained, soaked chickpeas and the browned onions.
Simmer mixture for 1 1/ 2 hours, then remove the meat from the broth to prevent overcooking.
Bring the broth to the boil.
Mix the tahini well with the lemon juice and pour into the boiling broth.
Add the kibbi balls and continue to boil for 10 minutes.
Return meat to the broth, turn heat down and simmer slowly until the oil from the tahini floats to the top.
Serve hot, accompanied by a bowl of Rice Pilaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 972 Calories from Fat 543

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g97.6%

Saturated Fat 19.1 g95.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 96.9 mg32.3%

Sodium 118.6 mg4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.5%

Dietary Fiber 13.5 g54.1%

Sugars 10.2 g

Protein 53 g105.2%

Vitamin A 1.6% Vitamin C 36.2%

Calcium 18.1% Iron 37.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kibbi Balls And Chickpeas In Tahini Recipe