Cook time : 30
Level : Easy
Serve : 8
Making homemade Meatball with bulgur soup is very tasty , easier than you think .This delicious Meatball with bulgur soup is very healthy for mental and body .
Bulgur contains vitamin B1, B2 , B6 , E and Niacin , Folic acid , Calcium , Zinc , Copper , Iron . Bulgur is also a low glycemic index food .
250 gr. ground beef
1 cup fine grind bulgur ( or rice )
1 big yellow onion , finely chopped
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp parsley , finely chopped
2 tsp dried mint
2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper , ground
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
10 cup hot water
1 cup boiled chickpeas , if desire
FOR THE MEATBALLS DIRECTIONS :
Place the fine bulgur , 1/2 finely chopped onion, ground beef , 1 tsp red pepper flakes , 1/4 tsp black pepper , finely chopped parsley ,sea salt to taste , 1 tbsp water ,1 tsp mint into a big bowl .
Knead into a dough with your hands for 5 minutes ( you can need to wet your hands with the water in the bowl as you mix ) then , add the egg ,1 tbsp flour. Knead again about 6-8 minutes . (Make 1-2 meatball and put the water in a little bowl and check , it is dissolved or not , if it is dissolved , knead more . )
Make little meatballs by rolling small bits of the mixture between your palms and its size can be a hazelnut , arrange the meatballs on a flat plate , set aside until ready to use .
FOR COOKING DIRECTIONS :
Heat the olive oil and butter in a wide saucepan over medium heat , add remain finely chopped onion , cook , stirring occasionally , until the onion have softened and golden yellow , about 3-4 minutes . Add the 1 tbsp tomato paste , 1 tsp red pepper flakes and combine them .
Pour the hot water onto the cooked onions , simmer for 5 minutes and then Transfer the meatballs in boiling sauce . Reduce the heat from the medium to low and simmer . Cook ,until the meatballs float , about 30 minutes .
Remove from the heat and sprinkle1 tsp dried mint .Then serve warm with lemon slices .