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Kibbeh Khamoustah

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Kibbeh Khamoustah
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Kibbeh Khamoustah
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  • Makes: 8 Servings

A delicious traditionally Kurdish dish, is fresh and flavorful! The beef dumplings are enjoyed in a soup that is loaded with Swiss Chard.  Your newest family favorite!


  • 1 pound ground beef, 85% lean (coarsely ground, if available)
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • 1 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 clove garlic, chopped (use 6-7 cloves)
  • 10 scallions, chopped
  • 6 cup Swiss Chard (2 bunches)
  • lemon juice (optional)


1. Fry ground beef in a small amount of oil.
2. Prepare the dough by mixing matzo meal, semolina, water, and salt.
3. Wet hands and shape into walnut-sized pieces.
4. Roll out dough into a small circle and fill with 1 Tablespoon of meat.
5. Seal the dough. Continue until all the dough and meat is used.
6. In a large pot, heat a small amount of oil and fry garlic until golde.
7. Add the scallions and Swiss chard. Mix well.
8. Cook about 10 minutes.
9. Cover with water and continue to cook until boiling.
10. Add lemon juice, to taste (optional).
11. Add stuffed dough to soup and cook 15 more minutes.


Kibbeh Khamoustah is a Kurdish dish. Kibbeh, or dumplings, are stuffed with meat, traditionally lamb or beef, and served with soup.

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NDSU Extension Service. North Dakota Food and Culture: A Taste of World Cuisine.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (173g)
Nutrients Amount
Calories 300
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 387 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 48 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 387 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 300
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 1 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 17 g
Calcium 48 mg
Potassium 387 mg
Sodium 387 mg
Copper 176 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 54 mg
Phosphorus 168 mg
Selenium 43 mcg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamin A 92 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K -404 mcg
Folate 104 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline -404 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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1/2 cups
2 3/4 ounces
Protein Foods
1 1/2 ounces

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