This special sumptuous classic Syrian and Lebanese Baked Kibbeh, Kibbeh in Al-Siniya dish will become your favourite dish.


Baked Kibbeh, Kibbeh in Al-Siniya

This recipe makes a great alternative for fried kebbeh and this recipe is even simpler and more nutritious than the fried version.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine middle eastern, Syrian Recipes
Servings 5 people


Ingredients for the dough:

  • 1 Pound of fine bulgur, soaked and drained
  • 1 Pound of lean beef, ground
  • 2 Piece Large onions; cut into quarters
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ¾ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 Teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of sweet pepper

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Pound of finely minced lamb
  • 2 Pieces garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 Cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup of toasted pine nuts
  • 3 Tablespoons of EVOO extra virgine oil


  • Put a good amount of meat with the spices, the bulgur and the onions inside the food processor and process them together very well or until they become a very smooth dough
  • Knead the dough and set the dough aside while covering it with a piece of cloth.
  • Fry the onions in a frying pan in hot oil until they become transparent; then add in the garlic and sauté it until it becomes golden; then add in the meat and sauté for about 5 minutes
  • Add in the spices and the salt; then cover the pan and let the mixture cook for about 5 additional minutes
  • Add in the pine nuts to the meat; then divide the meat into two halves to make a kibbeh tray
  • Spread half the quantity of the meat inside an baking tray that has been greased with oil
  • Spread the filling on the surface and cover it with the rest of the dough
  • Cut them into shapes using a sharp knife dipped in ice water and pour a little quantity of oil onto the surface.
  • Bake the kibbeh in the prepared aluminium-covered baking tray in a preheated oven at a temperature of about 220 ° C/450°F for about 30 minutes
  • Remove the aluminium foil and cook the kibbeh for about 10 additional minutes or until the edges are away from the sides of the kibbeh tray.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious dish!


Nutrition Information
Calories: 438.5, Fat: 26.5g, Carbohydrates: 28.7g, Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g, Protein: 20g
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