Syrian Apricot-Stuffed Meat Rolls with Tart-Sweet Cherry Sauce

Kibbe Gheraz

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

Syrian Jews frequently spark their festive dishes, such as stuffed grape leaves and zesty kibbe, with dried apricots, especially on Rosh Hashanah, when their deep golden color is symbolic of coins and, therefore, of good fortune.

A labor of love, kibbe are prepared by grinding rice or bulgur with lean lamb or beef to form an outer shell (a chore made infinitely easier with a food processor), which is then stuffed with a savory meat filling. This version creates a little universe of