Kefta bil Sayniyeh (Spiced Lamb Patties with Tomato and Onion)

Kefta bil Sayniyeh (Lebanese Spiced Lamb Patties)

Kefta bil Sayniyeh (Spiced Lamb Patties with Tomato and Onion)

Lebanese seven-spice powder—a mix of allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, ginger, and nutmeg known as baharat—flavors the lamb patties as well as the tomatoes in a richly spiced dish from Lebanese author Fouad Kassab's mother, Isabelle. She uses fragrant oil from the family's olive groves; see Green Gold for our favorite Lebanese olive oils available in the U.S. See the recipe for Kefta bil Sayniyeh (Spiced Lamb Patties with Tomato and Onion) »James Oseland

Lebanese seven-spice powder—a mix of allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, ginger, and nutmeg known as baharat—flavors the lamb patties as well as the tomatoes in this richly spiced dish from Lebanese chef Fouad Kassab's mother, Isabelle. She makes the dish with fragrant oil from the family's olive groves; for our favorite Lebanese olive oils available in the U.S., see Green Gold. This recipe first appeared in our October 2014 issue with the story Home for the Harvest.