Tomato Bulgur Pilaf (Bourghol 3a Banadoura)✨

A simple, delicious and healthy meal made with coarse bulgur, onions, ground beef and tomatoes. Bulgur is filling, packed with fiber and is widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine and can also be a healthier alternative to rice.
•1.5 cups coarse bulgur
•2 cups water
•1/2 lb ground beef
•1 large onion diced
•1 tomato peeled and chopped
•2 tbsp tomato paste
•3 tbsp olive oil
•1 tsp 7 spice
•1 tsp cumin
•1 tsp salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper

✨Add onions in a large pot, sauté until golden brown colour.
✨Add ground beef, spices and cook until meat has browned. Next add tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until softened mixing it well with the meat.
✨Add washed and drained bulgur, water & tomato paste and bring to a boil on medium heat. When the mixture starts to bubble, lower the heat to low, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. When the pilaf is done, remove it from the heat and let it rest, covered, for a few minutes before serving.
Serve with a side of olives, radishes, pickles & pita bread.

*You can always omit the meat and make it a vegetarian dish*

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