Middle Eastern Dumpling soup Kobbah
- 2 c
- cream of wheat cereal
- warm water
- salt to taste
- 1 lb
- ground beef (or lamb)
- 1 c
- chopped onion
- 3 Tbsp
- parsley chopped (or 1-2 t dried)
- 2 tsp
- allspice, ground (can add more)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb
- large soup bone (ox tail is very good)
- large onion, chopped
- 1 can(s)
- chickpeas, drained
- 6 oz
- tomato paste (one small can)
- 10 c
- beef bullion cubes
- chopped zucchini
- any vegetables you like
FOR THE KOBBAH DOUGH
MEAT FILLING FOR THE KOBBAH
THE SOUP BASE
Brown the ground meat and onion until cooked through. Add the parsley,allspice,salt and pepper. Drain and Let this cool.
NOTE: My sister used alot more allspice. It is a personal preference. I like a hint, she likes it pow! It is up to you. Add and taste to your liking.
In a large kettle,Saute the 2 large chopped onions in about 2 tablespoons of oil until almost transparent. Lower heat and add the tomato paste,stirring to combine. Add the beef bone/s.
The bone broth really makes a great base and I choose to make my own for this dish. It is up to you.
Pour 2 cups of cream of wheat cereal in a medium bowl. Add warm water just until you have a thick batter. It should be like modeling clay. Add water slowly, and stir until you get the right consistency. Add a bit of salt if you like.
Have a bowl of water near by to wet your hands while forming the dumplings. Also, get a cookie tray lined with parchment paper or waxed paper to place the dumplings as you form them.
Continue with the rest of the dough, making a large tray of balls.
NOTE: You will have left over filling. You can either freeze this for making more later, or add it to the soup. Up to you.
Remove the bone/s from the base. Add your chickpeas, and if using vegetables that need to be cooked, add them now. (like carrot,broccoli or other harder veges) Also, add your zucchini now. Left over meat filling goes in now as well. Let your broth with vegetables come to a boil.
You can also fry the dumplings in butter and or oil and serve them that way.
If nothing else, try the dumplings! You will be amazed!