How to Make Kipe Dominicano(kibbeh)

This fritter from Dominican Republic reflects the influence of the middle eastern immigrants that migrated there. Couples with Spanish seasonings makes for a very tasty dish. Enjoy

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How to Make Kipe Dominicano(kibbeh) Recipe
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The humble ingredients

The humble ingredients

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This is the bulgar wheat, we will be using.

This is the bulgar wheat, we will be using.

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We need a cup

We need a cup

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We will put the cup in a bowl, in my case a container

We will put the cup in a bowl, in my case a container

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We will soak the wheat for at least 3 hours or overnight. It needs to soak to soften and expand.

We will soak the wheat for at least 3 hours or overnight. It needs to soak to soften and expand.

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The wheat has expanded and doubled In size. it is now ready to be drained

The wheat has expanded and doubled In size. it is now ready to be drained

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You see how it got? It has softened

You see how it got? It has softened

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take a colander drain the water .

take a colander drain the water .

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take a small amount in your hand.

take a small amount in your hand.

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Squeeze out as much water as possible OR

Squeeze out as much water as possible OR

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Take a coffee colander or anything that can help squeeze out all the water.

Take a coffee colander or anything that can help squeeze out all the water.

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Squeeze out all the water.

Squeeze out all the water.

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After the water has been squeezed out of the wheat put it in a bowl.

After the water has been squeezed out of the wheat put it in a bowl.

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This is the spearmint we will use. We need a bundle like the above picture. Clean it well.

This is the spearmint we will use. We need a bundle like the above picture. Clean it well.

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Now back to the wheat, take half of it and place it In a food processor. We will grind it. We want the texture of paste.

Now back to the wheat, take half of it and place it In a food processor. We will grind it. We want the texture of paste.

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It's grinding☺

It's grinding☺

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This is the texture we want, you see the difference between the two? We are going to combine both

This is the texture we want, you see the difference between the two? We are going to combine both

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I'm adding the wheat that i processed to the one that isn't. Doing what I just did helps bind the fritter together.

I'm adding the wheat that i processed to the one that isn't. Doing what I just did helps bind the fritter together.

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Now take your onion chop it up

Now take your onion chop it up

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And add it to a food processor. If you don't have a food processor I suggest you grate the onions.

And add it to a food processor. If you don't have a food processor I suggest you grate the onions.

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This is the end result😌

This is the end result😌

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Add the onion to the wheat

Add the onion to the wheat

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Now to the mint. We will need the leaves for the kipes. So start picking them. 😜 Allll of them

Now to the mint. We will need the leaves for the kipes. So start picking them. 😜 Allll of them

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Woo, that was tedious😒

Woo, that was tedious😒

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Take your mint leaves and put them in your processor, we need to finely mince or. IF you don't have one, well my dear you will need to do it manually using a knife. 😒😞

Take your mint leaves and put them in your processor, we need to finely mince or. IF you don't have one, well my dear you will need to do it manually using a knife. 😒😞

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That's how fine. You knife users out there that want to venture out to make this fritter, I feel for you 😩. oh well, let's also add this to the wheat

That's how fine. You knife users out there that want to venture out to make this fritter, I feel for you 😩. oh well, let's also add this to the wheat

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Take this much parsley and finely mince it as well. I added it to the mint. You do that too

Take this much parsley and finely mince it as well. I added it to the mint. You do that too

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We need to separate the ground beef. We will need 1/4 lb ground beef for the exterior and the rest for the filling.

We need to separate the ground beef. We will need 1/4 lb ground beef for the exterior and the rest for the filling.

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Season the 1/4lb with a pack of sazon

Season the 1/4lb with a pack of sazon

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the adobo, if you don't have adobo, use what you have. Season the meat with garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper, cumin and coriander😉

the adobo, if you don't have adobo, use what you have. Season the meat with garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper, cumin and coriander😉

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Lastly the oregano

Lastly the oregano

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Mix in the seasoning well

Mix in the seasoning well

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Add the seasoned meat to the wheat mixture. You should have in this bowl, the wheat, mint,parsley and onion.

Add the seasoned meat to the wheat mixture. You should have in this bowl, the wheat, mint,parsley and onion.

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Adding beef to the wheat is optional but oh so delicious. Leave it out If you want, and just use the filling. Do either /or/ and both of you want. I choose both!!😁😁🙌🙌

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My sister and I love the flavor the mint adds to the wheat. It seems like alot but that's the key to making good dominican quipe our way🙌🙌😁

My sister and I love the flavor the mint adds to the wheat. It seems like alot but that's the key to making good dominican quipe our way🙌🙌😁

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Things are gonna get messy so go clean your hands and dig in. We have to blend it VERY well.

Things are gonna get messy so go clean your hands and dig in. We have to blend it VERY well.

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There it's nicely blended. Check for salt. I like to fry a small piece just to see of there is enough seasoning before making them, just thought you should know. HASTE makes WASTE.😁

There it's nicely blended. Check for salt. I like to fry a small piece just to see of there is enough seasoning before making them, just thought you should know. HASTE makes WASTE.😁

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Now let's make the filling. Brown your ground beef & season it however you want. I'm sure you can handle that right? If not i got a guide to fix that, go check. Just leave out the potatoes and olives

Now let's make the filling. Brown your ground beef & season it however you want. I'm sure you can handle that right? If not i got a guide to fix that, go check. Just leave out the potatoes and olives

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My ground beef is seasoned

My ground beef is seasoned

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Now let me show you how we fill them. Take a handful in your hand, make it into a ball. Take a finger and form your fritter. Easy peasy,NOT. It's gonna take practice, hey but practice makes perfect😛

Now let me show you how we fill them. Take a handful in your hand, make it into a ball. Take a finger and form your fritter. Easy peasy,NOT. It's gonna take practice, hey but practice makes perfect😛

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This is the shape it should look like. Aim for this. Before we fry it we MUST put them in the  fridge for at least an hour or else they will fall apart while frying, no bueno😥

This is the shape it should look like. Aim for this. Before we fry it we MUST put them in the fridge for at least an hour or else they will fall apart while frying, no bueno😥

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Now it's time to fry them. You can use a deep fryer set to 350 or fry them In a pan over medium high heat.

Now it's time to fry them. You can use a deep fryer set to 350 or fry them In a pan over medium high heat.

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Add the kipe

Add the kipe

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Fry each side until golden brown. When all cooked, put in a paper towel lined dish and serve.

Fry each side until golden brown. When all cooked, put in a paper towel lined dish and serve.

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Nom nom. I just love kipe

Nom nom. I just love kipe

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Enjoy

Enjoy

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