Spiced cheat’s kibbeh

Spice up tonight's dinner with this cheat’s kibbeh recipe. Full of authentic flavour, this is a dish the whole family will love.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Spiced cheat’s kibbeh
  • 1/2 cup woolworths select couscous
  • 500 gram beef mince
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoon woolworths select pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sheets mountain bread, toasted
  • tomato salad, to serve


Spiced cheat’s kibbeh
  • 1
    Combine couscous and ½ cup boiling water in a large bowl. Set aside, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • 2
    Add mince, onion, mint, pine nuts, allspice and cumin. Mix well. Mould heaped tablespoons of mixture into egg shapes. Place on a plate. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat oil a large frying pan on medium. Cook kibbeh for 10 minutes, turning kibbeh until cooked through and golden. Drain on paper towel. Serve with a salad of broken toasted mountain bread, tossed with mixed tomatoes, feta, mint and lemon juice.