Kibbeh in a tray

Kibbeh Bil Sannieh

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Cooking of the Middle East

The Cooking of the Middle East

By Claudia Roden

Published 1991

  • About

This kind of meat pie - with a bulgar wheat and meat paste (called kibbeh) for a crust - is a well- known Lebanese and Syrian dish. It is easy to prepare in large quantities.


For the crust

  • 500 g (1 lb) bulgar wheat
  • 1 onion


To make the crust, put the bulgar wheat in a bowl and cover with cold water for 20 minutes. (It will have absorbed some water but will still be hard.) Rinse in a sieve.

Put the onion through a food processor, then add the meat and spices and salt and pepper to taste