Kibbeh Nayeh Recipe

Kibbeh Nayeh Recipe
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Kibbeh Nayeh is the national dish of Lebanon, which is eaten raw. Learn how to make/prepare Kibbeh Nayeh by following this easy recipe.
Kibbeh Nayeh Recipe
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1 leg of Lamb (de-boned)
  • ¾ cup Bulghur/ Fine Cracked Wheat
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp All-spice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Olive Oil (for serving)
  • Sliced Onions (for serving)
How to make Kibbeh Nayeh:
  • Remove all fat from the meat and discard it.
  • Wash the bulghur thoroughly and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • Run the lamb meat through a meat grinder.
  • Chop the onion into small pieces and mix it with the meat.
  • Add in the cinnamon, all-spice and salt.
  • Run the meat mixture through the meat grinder for the second time.
  • Squeeze out all the water from the bulghur, using your hands or a sieve or cheesecloth.
  • Add the bulghur in the ground meat and mix well.
  • Taste the meat and adjust the seasoning.
  • Place one or two tablespoons of the meat on a plate.
  • Serve with pita or flat bread, olive oil and thinly sliced onions.