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Vegetarian Kibbeh

What you need: 

1 pound bulgur or cracked wheat
boilin water
6 carrots, minced (you can use as much as 12 if you wish)
2 large onions, minced
1 cup of parsley, minced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of olive Oil
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1/4 cup of black Olive, sliced (Optional)
1 package of tofu, scrambled (Optional)
salt and pepper to taste

What you do: 

This recipe is modified, but originally Kibbeh was an ancient Lebanese recipe made with lamb ground meat.
Put the cracked wheat in a large bowl and pour boiling water to cover. The cracked wheat will grow instantly. Wait 5 or 10 minutes. With a cheese cloth, squeeze out the excess of water.
Combine all the ingredients, and mix well for five to 10 minutes. Put in a baking tray, cut it into even squares and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for 30 minutes.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 


Good recipe!  I took Barbara's suggestions and steamed, peeled and mashed three potatoes and added them to the recipe with about a 1/2 cup of flour.  I also added a 1/2 tsp. each cumin and allspice with a dash of cinnamon.  The potatoes helped the recipe to bond together and the tofu added a nice texture.  It still lacked a bit of taste though and I would try adding more spice next go around.  Also, I coarsely grated the carrots and increased the baking time by about 10 minutes. 

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