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Cracked Wheat Balls [Kibbi Qrass]:
Submitted by: Thérèse | Date Added: 20 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Meat

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added by: Madame Fahimeh 
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Ingredients

• 1 lb cracked wheat
• 11/2 lb ground beef
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 11/2 teaspoons salt
• 1/2 onion, chopped
Preparation

• Soak the wheat in water to cover overnight.
• Drain and add the ground beef which has been mixed with the pepper, salt, and onion.
• Mix well.
• Form into small balls and make a hole into one side of each.

Filling
1. 1 lb ground lamb or beef
2. 1 large onion, chopped
3. 2 tablespoons pine nuts
4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
5. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
6. 2 tablespoons minced parsley
7. 4 to 6 tablespoons butter or margarine

• Saute the onions in two tablespoons of the butter till golden.
• Add the nuts and mix.
• Stir in the ground meat and set aside to cool.
• Put a little of the mixture in the opening in each ball and press it closed.
• Saute in the butter until the balls are golden brown. 
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. :)