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I am going to preface this next recipe by saying I am a vegetarian. I don't know if I have said that before but I am saying it now:) That said, some of my recipes will be interesting to my meat-eating readers. Even among my meat-eating friends, there are those who like to have one or two vegetarian nights a week--for health reasons and for economy. Today's recipe is one of those interesting ones and I have put off making it for a couple of years because I just wasn't sure about it but once I made it, I loved it! It is called Bulgur Burger and can be used as a taco filling, in taco soup, to make Sloppy Joes, Shepherd's Pie or "meat" balls. Use your imagination.
1 cup bulgur wheat
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup walnuts, ground (or chopped fine)
1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 clove garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon powder)
1 Tablespoon food yeast flakes (nutritional yeast)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos (or increase salt to 1 teaspoon)
1 Tablespoon Beef-like Seasoning ( I use Bill's Best All Vegetable Beaf Seasoning)
8-ounce can tomato sauce
- Mix all ingredients together in saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until thick. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes.
- Use as is, or place in a Teflon skillet over medium-high heat and brown, stirring now and then. If desired, add about one cup diced onion and brown with bulgur wheat.
Variation: Bulgur Taco Filling
Replace Beef-Like Seasoning with 1/2 package mild taco seasoning. Serve in tacos, burritos or tostadas.
Have a great day--the beginning to a wonderful week! Kat