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Cracked Wheat with Meat [Burghul Bi Dfeen]:
Submitted by: Chef Anna | Date Added: 18 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Dishes
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added by: Madame Fahimeh 
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• 1/2 cup hummus (chick peas)
• 12 small white onions
• 2 cups burghul (cracked wheat)
• 2 cups stew meat, cut into cubes
• 1 cup samneh (or other shortening)
• 1 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 1/2 cups water
• Several bones 

• Soak hummus overnight in enough water to cover.
• Peel onions and leave whole.
• Fry meat and bones in half the samneh until brown.
• Remove meat and fry onions in same fat until yellow.
• Cook the soaked hummus in enough fresh water to cover in pressure cooker for 15 minutes.
• Remove. Place meat, bones, salt and water in pressure cooker and cook under pressure for 30 minutes.
• Reduce pressure.
• Add onions and cook five minutes longer under pressure.
• Remove meat and some of the onions from the stew to use as garnish at serving time.
• To the remainder add the hummus and burghul. Stew gently, uncovered, until hummus and burghul are tender.
• Add more water if necessary to keep from burning.
• Consistency should be like thick porridge.
• Season to taste. Spoon onto serving platter.
• Melt remaining half of samneh and pour over the stew.
• Garnish with reserved meat and onions.
• Sprinkle with cinnamon.
• Serve Laban sauce. 
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)