Minced beef, pine nuts and bulgur are baked together forming a spiced Lebanese dish that has been enjoyed for generations.
This was very good! Our family's recipe is similar, but we use allspice and cumin instead of the cinnamon. I did cut the cinnamon back some, and that worked better for our tastes. This was very easy to make and smelled wonderful while it was baking. The pine nuts sort of 'fell' off the top, but I think if I would've pressed them in a bit that would've fixed that problem, lol. All in all this was tasty and I would make it again! Thanks for sharing. - 24 Mar 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Allspice and cumin is my route too. However, with the sauteed onions and pine nuts I also add steak cut up....better filling. I put one layer of the kibbe, the steak mixture, and then a layer of kibbe on top, seal it, poke little holes in it and pour olive oil on top and bake. It comes out tender and not dry. - 21 Apr 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is my grandmothers recipe except hers isn't as specific with quantities, it's just a pinch of that and a bit of that, etc... So it nice to have some quantities to go by. I grew up with the cinnamon flavors not allspice, etc as other reviewers suggested so I prefer the cinnamon. I grated a medium onion for this so you don't have big chunks in the meat and it needs about a full tsp of salt, maybe more so it's not too bland. Also you should use the lowest fat percentage beef you can find (97%+ is the best). Dip the cooked product in ketchup. Yum! Thanks! - 23 Feb 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)