Bulgur Zuchini Pilaf is a simple Lebanese dish made with Bulgur, beef, onion and zucchini braised with tomato sauce.

Bulgur Zucchini Pilaf

Bulgur Zuchini Pilaf is a simple Lebanese dish made with bulgur, beef, onion and zucchini braised with tomato sauce. Bulgur Zucchini Pilaf is known as Burghul a Koosa (bulgur with zucchini) or Burghul a Banadoora (bulgur with tomato). Some people leave out the zucchini, but I like the different texture that zucchini adds to this dish.  

Bulgur Zucchini Pilaf is known as Burghul a Koosa (bulgur with zucchini) or Burghul a Banadoora (Bulgur with tomato).

There are two different kinds of bulgur: fine and coarse. When buying your bulgur, look closely at the packaging and you will find a number.  The lower the number, the more fine the bulgur grain. Number 1 being the most fine (least coarse) kind of bulgur that is usually used in Tabouli Salad and Kibbeh. Number 2, 3 and 4 are more coarse. You can use any coarse kind of bulgur for this recipe, but I personally prefer 3 or 4. The more coarse the better!

Bulgur Zuchini Pilaf is a simple Lebanese dish made with Bulgur, beef, onion and zucchini braised with tomato sauce.

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Bulgur Zucchini Pilaf

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Bulgur Zuchini Pilaf is a simple Lebanese dish made with bulgur, beef, onion and zucchini braised with tomato sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound beef- cut into very small pieces
  • 1 large zucchini, about 2 cups chopped into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup coarse bulgur
  • 1 large onion, diced 
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2-3 tomatoes- diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized pot, over medium-high heat, add olive oil and add the onion. Saute for about 10 min until onions are wilted by not browned.
  2. Add beef, salt and spices and mix well with onions, cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add Zucchini cubes and top with water, just enough to cover the ingredients, which is about 11/2 cups.
  4. Cover the pot and let Zucchini and beef cook for additional 15 minutes.
  5. Add bulgur, diced tomatoes and tomato paste and give it a quick stir. Bring mixture to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low, cover the pot and simmer 15 min. 
  7. Serve with pickles and a salad and enjoy!

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