---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: KIBBEE BISSANEEYEH - LAMB W/WHEAT, BAKED W/STUFFING
  Categories: Main dish, Ethnic, Lamb, Meats
       Yield: 6 servings
  
 ----------------------------------STUFFING----------------------------------
       2 tb Olive oil
       1 lb Coarsely ground lamb
       2 tb Pine nuts
       1 lg Onion; finely chopped
            Salt to taste
            Ground allspice; to taste
 
 -----------------------------------KIBBEE-----------------------------------
   1 1/2 c  Fine bulgur
       2 lb Ground lamb; finely ground
     1/4 c  Cold water
       2    Medium onion; grated
       2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Ground allspice
       1 pn Nutmeg; grated, pinch
       1 pn Cayenne pepper (optional)
       3 tb Butter; room temperature
  
   Preheat the oven to 375F. Make the stuffing. Heat the oil in a saucepan and
   add the coarsely ground lamb, the pine nuts, onion, salt, and allspice.
   Cook, stirring, until browned. Set aside to cool as you make the kibbee
   base. Make the kibbee. Soak the bulgur in water to cover for 10 minutes or
   until softened. Drain well. Add the finely ground lamb, cold water, and
   onions and knead the mixture well. Keep moistening your hands so the
   mixture does not stick to them. Knead in the spices. Some like a thick
   kibbee, some a flatter one. About 1 1/2 inches is a good height. Depending
   on the height you want, butter a round or rectuangular baking pan with 1
   Tbl of the butter. (About 10 inches in diameter is fine for 1 1/2-inch high
   kibbee.) With wet hands, press half the kibbee mixture into the pan,
   patting it level. Spread the stuffing evenly over the base. Cover with the
   rest of the kibbee mixture and pat with moistened hands. With a knife
   dipped in cold water, cut a diamond pattern through the layers. Dot with
   the remaining butter. Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 325F.
   Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbling. Do not
   overcook. Serve hot with yogurt and salad. Instead of making if one big fat
   kibbee, I like to make “meatballs.” I take about 2 Tbl of meat mixture and
   flatten in the palm of my hand. Then I take about 1-2 tsp of filling and
   put that in the middle of the meat. Then I take another 2 Tbl of meat
   mixture, flatten and place over the meat with the filling. Shape into
   oval-shaped meatballs. Bake the same way as above.
   
   Shared by Rita Taule, Prodigy ID# BTVC62A.
  
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