2 September, 2013

Kebbeh Nayyeh

Posted in : Cold Meza (Mezze Appetizers), Meat, Recipes on by : el Meza

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kibbeh-nayyehKebbeh nayyeh – Beef or lamb tartare

Kebbeh nayyeh or raw kebbeh is a traditional lebanese meza.

It consists of minced raw lamb or beef mixed with fine bulghur.  Kibbeh nayyeh is often served with mint leaves, olive oil and raw onions and is eaten with pita bread.

This delicious dish has a unique versatility in that any leftovers are cooked, creating a different dish.

If you like raw meat, you will love our kebbeh nayyeh.


  •  1 pound of very fresh extra finely ground lamb or round beef
  • 1 cup of bulghur
  • 1 medium white onion finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few ice cubes


Mix all ingredients together, preferably in a food processor. Serve immediately. Drizzle heavily with olive oil and serve with onions cut in quarters, fresh mint leaves and pita bread.

If there are any leftovers, shape into little flat cakes and cook in the oven on an aluminium sheet. Cooked, these patties can be eaten with plain yogurt or a salad.

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