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Baked Kibbeh

1/2 c Bulgar wheat
2 c ;hot water
1/4 c Onion; finely chopped
3/4 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/4 To 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 1/2 lb Ground lamb or ground beef
3/4 c Onion; finely chopped
1/3 c Pine nuts or almonds; slivered
1 ts Lemon juice
1/2 To 1 tsp. salt
ds Pepper
Plain yogurt


Soak bulgar in water for 1 hour. Drain well; squeeze out excess water. Stir in the 1/4 cup chopped onion, the 3/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and 1/4 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add 1 pound of the ground meat; mix well. Set aside.


In a skillet cook remaining meat, the 3/4 cup chopped onion, and nuts till meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in lemon juice, the 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, and the dash pepper. In a 10x6x2-inch baking dish press half of the meat-bulgar mixture evenly over the bottom. Top with cooked meat-nut mixture. Cover with remaining meat-bulgur mixture, pressing down with hands. Bake in 350 degree F. oven about 25 minutes or till done. Drain off fat. Serve warm or chilled with yogurt. Makes 6 servings.


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