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[mass noun] (in Middle Eastern cooking) a mixture of minced meat, bulgar or rice, and seasonings, typically served in the form of croquettes stuffed with a filling.
- ‘Many Middle Eastern dishes such as kibbeh are based on the idea of using stuffing.’
- ‘With the oven-baked vegetable kibbeh, apple slices provide crisp counterpoint to the grainy bulghur wheat.’
- ‘The Lebanese national dish is kibbeh, made of either lamb or beef and cracked wheat (bulghur, or birghol).’
- ‘This is the grain most often used in tabbouleh and kibbeh, two popular Middle Eastern dishes.’
- ‘With other Middle Eastern specialties like kibbeh, kofta, and hummus with ground sirloin on offer, the restaurant seems a good bet for further adventures in exotic cuisine.’
From Egyptian Arabic kubba ball, lump.
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