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Kibbeh Nayeh

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Kibbe nayyeh or raw kibbeh (also kibbee, kubba, Arabic كبة نية or كبة نيئة) is a common Levantine mezze. It consists of minced raw lamb or beef meat mixed with fine bulgur and spices. Kebbeh Nayyeh is often served with mint leaves and olive oil, green peppers, and green onions. Lebanese Bread is used to eat it. Sometimes a sauce of garlic, olive oil and lemon juice is served. The dish has a unique versatility in that any leftovers are cooked, creating a different dish. Many recipes call for Kibbe Nayyeh as the "shell" for cooked Kibbe as well.
Ingredients
  Lean ground chuck 1 Pound (Run 3 Times Through Grinder)
  Bulgar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh basil leaves 5
  Chopped parsley leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 , frozen
  Toasted walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  White onion 1⁄2
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Dried mint 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Kibbeh spice 20 Gram
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cherry tomatoes 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Make sure the meat and bulgur are cold.

MAKING
2. In a food processor, add the red bell pepper, onions, basil, parsley, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, dried mint, paprika, Kibbeh seasoning and 1/2 of the bulgur, blend until like a dough, then add the rest of the bulgur and blend for another 10 seconds.
3. Next add the meat in 2 parts, blending for 10-15 seconds each time.
4. Lastly add the toasted walnuts and blend for another 15 seconds.

SERVING
5. Spread the kibbeh in a plate and decorate with the cherry tomatoes, walnut and olives.
6. Drizzle heavily with olive oil.
7. Serve with fresh vegetables and pita bread.
8. Store in refrigerator but best to eat the same day.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Side Dish
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Ground Meat
Restriction: 
Raw
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
8
If you like steak tartare, you will love this dish. The Lebanese version of the classic raw steak tartare, this dish is meant for the hardcore carnivores! Don't be afraid to try this dish, it's really delicious and a traditional favorite in Lebanese cuisine.

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