Bulgur with Cabbage and Ground Meat

Bulgur With Cabbage And Ground Meat Recipe

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A popular and hearty stew popular in Turkish cuisine. To make a vegetarian version, omit the meat.


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20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef or lamb
  • 1
    onion, chopped finely
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 medium
    cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2
    lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 c
    hot water
  • 2 tsp
    dried mint
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    plain yogurt to serve

How to Make Bulgur with Cabbage and Ground Meat


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat and saute the meat until no longer pink.
  2. Add onions and chopped cabbage to the pan and cook an additional 4-5 minutes. Stir in the bulgur, tomato paste, and water and combine thoroughly.
  3. Add the lemon juice, red pepper flakes and dried mint and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cover - reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes longer or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Serve hot and sprinkle additional dried mint and red pepper flakes over the top. Add a dollop of plain yogurt by the side.

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About Bulgur with Cabbage and Ground Meat

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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