Lebanese Kibbee Sineea (Baked Spiced Kibbee) Recipe


1 cup bulgur wheat
1 1/2 lbs lean ground lamb (or beef)
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 medium onion, minced
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon clove


Soak wheat for one hour,Squeeze to drain.Brown pine nuts and onions lightly over med-low heat.Remove from heat.Combine meat, wheat, and seasonings.Mix and knead for approx 10 minutes.Divide in half.Form one layer in an 8×8 buttered baking dish.Top with onion and pine nut mixture, spreading evenly over meat.Lay on top layer of meat, pressing down (this is important), and smoothing.Run a spatula along the outer ridge, forming a ridge for the absorption of butter.Dip the spatula in cold water and start make cuts the length of the pan.Then go back across”crosswise” forming diamond shaped pieces.Glaze top with 3 tbs melted butter.Bake at 400 degress for 20-30 minutes or until browned.Serve with sour cream, if desired.

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