Kishkeh Recipe: Try At Home

Welcome to our blog! Today, we’re excited to share with you a delicious and traditional recipe for kishkeh.

For those who may not be familiar, kishkeh is a hearty and flavorful dish that originates from Eastern Europe and is commonly made with beef or lamb intestine that is stuffed with a mixture of grains, spices, and sometimes ground meat.

It may sound intimidating to some, but trust us when we say that it is worth giving this recipe a try! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also a great way to use up a lesser-known cut of meat and stretch your food budget. So, without further ado, let’s get started on this delicious kishkeh recipe!

Kishkeh Recipe


  • 1 beef or lamb intestine
  • 1 cup grains (such as barley, rice, or buckwheat)
  • 1/2 cup ground beef or lamb (optional)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Kishkeh Recipe
Kishkeh Recipe


  1. Rinse the intestine thoroughly under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grains, ground meat (if using), onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  3. Stuff the mixture into the intestine, leaving enough room at the ends to secure the opening.
  4. Tie the ends of the intestine with butcher’s twine or secure it with toothpicks.
  5. Place the kishkeh in a large pot and cover it with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 2-3 hours or until the grains are tender.
  6. Remove the kishkeh from the pot and let it cool for a few minutes. Slice it into thick rounds and serve hot. Enjoy!

Optional: You can also place the kishkeh in a slow cooker with the same amount of water and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Alternatively, you can bake it in the oven at 350°F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the grains are tender.

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