Different parts of the region including Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey are obsessed with kibbeh - and I can't blame them. There are really only three ingredients needed to make this awesome dish: bulghur, minced onions, and ground lean meat. It's that simple. Having said that, there are so many twists and turns on the classic kibbeh.
From raw to fried, check out these 17 awesome versions of the most versatile Levantine dish:
1. Kibbeh nayye
What makes this so special is the way the bulghur & spices are blended in.
2. Habra nayye
Just meat, all the bulghur and spices (kamouni) are on the side.
3. Kibbeh bl suniyeh
Because who doesn't love pies?
4. Raw kibbeh balls
5. Torpedo-shaped fried kibbeh
6. Kibbet batata
Kibbe + Potato = Heaven
7. Kibbet la2teen
Pimp your kibbe with anything, basically!
8. 2ras kibbeh
Kibbe turned patties...delicious!
9. Kibbeh b'laban
11. Kibbet hileh
12. Kibbeh jreesh
If you love being healthy, this Mosul style kibbe is for you. It's poached in water, not fried!
13. Rice kibbeh
Rice shells filled with minced lamb for the carb lovers!
14. Kibbeh arnabiye
Just add tahini to make it all the better.
15. Kebbeh bi dibs il remmen
16. Kibbeh karaziye
Because a cherry on top makes everything better.
17. Kibbeh shorba
If you're in the mood for some soup this will satisfy you, no doubt.