Wash cracked wheat several times, then soak in water for 30 minutes. Wring out and place in large bowl with beef. Puree onions, pepper, mint, and basil leaves in blender. Add along with seasoning to cracked wheat and meat. Mix well with hands.
For filling, combine all ingredients and brown. Grease a 10 x 4 inch aluminum pan with generous amount of olive oil. Layer bottom with 1/2 cracked wheat mixture, patted down, covered with an evenly distributed layer of filling. Make meat patties from remaining cracked wheat mixture. Place on filling patting down to completely cover. Cut kibbie diagonally both ways making diamond-shaped pieces. Pour a small amount of olive oil in most of the cuts, especially around edges of pan. Dot with butter or margarine. Bake, uncovered, at 375F for one hour. If not brown enough, bake 15 minutes longer at 350F.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana