Kebbe Bil Sanieh

In Lebanon the highlight of the Christmas celebration is the lunch on Christmas day. It is set at the grand parents or eldest son's house and consists on a simple meal of rice, chicken dishes and kebbe (also named kubbeh or kibbe).

There is recipe for 4 people:
  • 500 g of lean minced lamb
  • 1/2 cup fine- to medium-grade bulgar (bulgur wheat)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place all the ingredients in large bowl and work them all with your hands (clean!) until all the ingredients have combined into a doughy texture.

Make some small patties, and a bake them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Celsius (600F) for 30-35 minutes.

Suitable for pregnant women, lactose free.