I wasn't too impressed with this dish when I first made it. But it seems to taste better after sitting awhile. Leftovers the next day were quite tasty, and I will definitely make this again.
I have made a very similar recipe for years. I make it in a large skillet, first browning the ground beef and chopped onion, draining the fat, and then adding the bulgur and twice as much hot liquid as bulgur. The bulgur cooks in about 15 minutes and I don't have to drain it. I don't like cilantro, but I often add mushrooms, black olives or use canned diced tomatoes instead of juiceand fresh tomato. If I have leftover white or red wine, I sometimes use that instead of lemon.
I loved this dish and so did the rest of my family, including my picky eater son. It has a nice exotic--yet familiar--flavor. I used diced canned tomatoes instead of fresh, and I added quite a bit more salt than was called for (to our taste). I also didn't bother putting it in a casserole, just kept it simmering on the stove for a bit. A simple, healthy one-dish meal for weeknights. Thanks for posting.
I'm going to go ahead and give this five stars because this was a great healthy meal that was also very satisfying. The fresh cilantro is an absolute must as it adds a lot to the dish. Thanks for passing on the recipe! I will definitely be making this again!
This is DELISH, TRUE! Used Ainsley's veggie instant cous cous and red onion too! Simply great, LOVE the V8! Glad I picked so I could rate!
Our garden is producing tomatoes and we needed something to do with them. We did not have cilantro, and we added more V8. The dill and parsley was very nice. Lemon really enhanced the tomatos tang. The bulgur took close to an hour to plump up with some help from the micro wave. Heated the tomato through on the stove top instead of oven. A nice healthy tasty meal.