Kibbeh or kibbe (also kubbeh, kebbah or kubbi) () is a Levantine dish made of burghul (cracked wheat), minced onions and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat or camel meat. The best-known variety is a torpedo-shaped fried croquette stuffed with minced beef or lamb. Other types of kibbeh may be shaped into balls or patties, and baked or cooked in broth. Kibbeh is considered to be the national dish of many Middle-Eastern countries. Kibbeh is a popular dish in Levantine cuisine, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Syria, as well as in North African countries. It is also found in Israel, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt (where it is called kebbah or koubeiba), Cyprus (where it is called koupes), the Arabian Peninsula, Turkey (where it is called içli köfte), and several Latin American nations which received part of the Lebanese, Syrian diaspora, and Palestinian diaspora during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras and Mexico.