Making koupes (Kibbeh)

Kibbeh or kibbe (also kubbeh) is a Levantine Arab/Assyrian dish made of burghul and chopped meat. The best-known variety is a torpedo-shaped fried croquette stuffed with minced beef or lamb. Other types of kibbeh may be shaped into balls or patties, and baked or cooked in broth

Kibbeh is one of the most characteristic foods of Levantine cuisine, widespread in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Cyprus (where it is called koupes or koubes), in Egypt (where it is called koubeiba), the Arabian Peninsula, Armenia and also Brazil.
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