Kibe recipe from my mom. Most people outside of Brazil might not know this but in Brazil there is a lot of Middle Eastern influence. There are many people who are of Lebanese origins. With people comes their culture and their cuisine. So in Brazil you will find a lot of Middle Eastern food. A very popular street food is Kibe. Kibe can be simply described as a meat croquettes. It is shaped like a football and most places will fry it. I like to bake it, since it is healthier. This is the recipe I learned with my mom, who learned from her mom… we usually don’t measure ingredients so this is more of an estimate and I hope it works for you.
Makes about 50 units
- 2.5 lbs of lean ground beef
- 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
- 5 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lb. bulgur cracked wheat
- 1/2 bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped
- In a medium glass bowl soak cracked wheat in hot water for 20 minutes.
- The wheat will soak up the water, remove any excess water (drain)
- Transfer to a large bowl and combine wheat with the meat, garlic, onions, salt, m int and Worcestershire sauce until it forms a dough.
- Scoop large spoonfuls of the dough and first make golf size balls. Then shape the balls into football shape like on the picture.
- Pre-heat oven to 375° F/ 200° C and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it cool off.
Enjoy it with olive oil, hot sauce and lime!