If you like Kibbeh, you will enjoy my easy recipe for Bulgur Wheat with Ground Turkey Meatballs and Mango Sauce. It is easy to prepare, on the healthy side and a crowd pleaser.
Meatballs don’t get as much credit as they should, and neither does Bulgur Wheat. My recipe for Bulgur Wheat Ground Turkey Meatballs with Mango Sauce is very easy to replicate and appetizing. Both Ground Turkey and Bulgur Wheat are incredibly versatile. They’re fun to eat, and they can either work as an appetizer or a main dish.
There are many variations of Kibbeh on the World Wide Web. Kibbeh is a dish made of bulgur (cracked wheat) originated from the Eastern Mediterranean. The real Kibbeh is made with onions, ground meat (beef, lamb, goat or camel) and with middle eastern spices. Kibbeh may be shaped into balls or patties, and deep fried, baked, or cooked in broth.
My recipe allows you to substitute ground turkey for ground poultry, seafood, and even ground beef. For those of you who are looking for another meatballs recipe to add to your meal plan, this one is on the healthy side.
I decided to make it into meatballs because it is easier for me at least and I can add any herbs and spices I want. The hardest part about the recipe is shaping the meatballs. Because the mixture is very smooth and pasty, it will stick to your hands. You can choose to place the mixture in the refrigerator for about 10 – 15 minutes so it could be easier to manage.
If you are looking for more an out of the box recipe, these meatballs are perfect for any weeknights. The bulgur wheat will help you gain fiber in your diet. Plus the recipe is two meals in one.
The sauce is also packed with tons of flavor – you can even set some aside and toss with salad, or even with a side of raw vegetables. You’ll be glad you did. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll double the batch, and have leftovers for a snack.
My recipe of Bulgur Wheat with Ground turkey Meatballs and Mango Sauce is made with both Gemma’s Original Gourmet Hot Sauce and Gemma’s Gourmet Mango Hot Sauce. Only one teaspoon of the Original Hot Sauce was added to the mixture and 1/8 teaspoon fo the Mango Hot Sauce to the sauce. The hot sauce gives the dish a slightly spicy taste. And as usual, the more hot sauce you use, the more piquant your meal will be.
The hot sauce is also added in the mango sauce. The sweetness of the mango and the honey also reduced the hotness of the peppers in the hot sauce leaving it with a superb and delicious taste.