Bulgur Tomato Pilaf


In this dish, earthy bulgur is simmered in a meaty tomato sauce filled with chunks of tomatoes and onions.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 285
Fat 16g
Saturated fat 4g
Carbohydrates 20g
Sodium 1,061mg
Fiber 5g
Protein 17g
Cholesterol 44mg

Bulgur Tomato Pilaf

6 cups
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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups plain tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups bulgur wheat, grind #2


In a large, 3-quart pot over medium heat, brown beef for 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon.

Add extra-virgin olive oil and yellow onion, and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, salt, and black pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add tomato sauce and water, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add bulgur wheat, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff bulgur with a fork, cover, and let sit for 5 more minutes.

Serve warm.

Tasty Tip
If you like things spicy, add some crushed red pepper flakes to this recipe. Or serve with a finely chopped jalapeño pepper on top.

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