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Kibbeh Bissanieh (Baked Lamb and Wheat)

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Category: Greek, Lamb/Sheep

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Bulgur,(cracked wheat)
  • Finely crushed
  • 2 lb Ground lean lamb
  • 1/3 c Grated onion
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • Water
  • 2/3 c Chopped onion
  • 4 ts Shortening
  • 1/2 lb Ground lean lamb
  • 1/4 c Pine nuts
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1 tb Shortening


Cover bulgar with water and soak for 30 minutes. Add the 2 pounds of lamb,
onion and seasonings. Knead well.

To Make Filling: Saute the 2/3 cup chopped onion in shortening until brown.
Add the 1/2 pound of ground lamb, pine nuts, salt and pepper. Cook and stir
until meat is browned.

Spread half the of the bulgar/lamb mixture in a well greased 9" X 12"
baking pan. Cover with filling. Cover with remaining bulgar/lamb mixture
and press down firmly. With a sharp knife cut diagonal lines across to mark
diamond shapes. Dot top with the 2 tablespoons of shortening. Bake in a
preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees and
bake 30 minutes longer.

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