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Kibbeh Khamoustah

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 lb. ground beef (coarsely ground, if available)
  • Salad oil
  • 1 c. matzo meal
  • 1½ c. semolina
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 to 7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 10 scallions, chopped
  • 2 bunches of Swiss chard
  • Lemon juice (optional)


Fry ground beef in a small amount of oil. Prepare the dough by mixing matzo meal, semolina, water and salt. Wet hands and shape into walnut-sized pieces. Roll out dough into a small circle and fill with 1 Tbsp. of meat. Seal the dough. Continue until all the dough and meat is used. In a large pot, heat small amount of oil and fry garlic until golden. Add the scallions and Swiss chard. Mix well. Cook about 10 minutes. Cover with water and continue to cook until boiling. Add lemon juice to taste, if desired. Add stuffed dough to soup and cook15 more minutes.

Makes eight servings.

Per serving: 270 calories, 4.5 grams (g) fat, 18 g protein, 39 g carbohydrate and 350 mg sodium.

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