Beef Tartar (Kibbeh Nayeh)


Kibbeh Nayeh is raw, spiced beef mixed with bulgur wheat and eaten smeared on pita bread with veggies and extra-virgin olive oil.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 55
Fat 4g
Saturated fat 1g
Carbohydrates 2g
Sodium 124mg
Fiber 1g
Protein 2g
Cholesterol 7mg

Beef Tartar (Kibbeh Nayeh)

2[1/2] cups
Prep time: Total time:


  • [1/2] cup bulgur wheat, grind #1
  • 1 cup warm water
  • [1/4] cup toasted walnuts
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 TB. fresh parsley, chopped
  • [1/2] medium white onion, chopped
  • [1/2] large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • [1/2] tsp. ground black pepper
  • [1/4] tsp. ground cloves
  • [1/4] tsp. cumin
  • [1/4] tsp. ground cinnamon
  • [1/2] tsp. dried ground sage
  • [1/4] tsp. ground allspice
  • [1/4] tsp. ground nutmeg
  • [1/4] tsp. ground coriander
  • [1/2] lb. lean ground chuck beef
  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil


In a medium bowl, combine bulgur wheat and warm water. Set aside for 30 minutes.

In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend bulgur, walnuts, basil, parsley, white onion, and red bell pepper for 1 minute.

Add crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, black pepper, cloves, cumin, cinnamon, sage, allspice, nutmeg, and coriander, and blend for 30 seconds.

Add ground chuck, and blend for 1 minute.

Spread meat mixture on a plate, drizzle extra-virgin olive oil on top, and serve with pita bread and fresh vegetables.

Mediterranean Morsel
There are always concerns when eating any raw meat, especially for children or elderly. Do your due diligence before eating any raw meat.

User Photos

Join the fun! Share your photo of this recipe dish.


No Reviews Found.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  
Log in to post comments/ rate this recipe. Sign in

You may also like

No recipe suggestions for this recipe.

DedeMed’s Store