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Bulgar Wheat with Red Beans, Peppers and Onions

Bulgar Wheat with Red Beans, Peppers and Onions is a delicious staple dish of the Caribbean that is mostly prepared with legumes or stew.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 382 kcal


  • ½ cup dried red beans cleaned, washed and soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 pieces salted ham or Enduie
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups bulgur wheat soaked to 15-30 minutes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • In a stockpot, cook beans with water, garlic, and salted ham/enduie until fully cooked. This may take about 2 - 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • When the beans are cooked, in a saucepan, heat oil, add minced garlic, onions, peppers, and chicken bouillon. Let mixture fry for about 2 minutes. Before adding beans, measure beans water. You need 4 cups of liquid for 2 cups of Bulgar Wheat. If beans water is not enough, add hot water. Add beans water and any additional water to saucepan and bring to a boil. When water starts to boil, add bulgar, hot pepper if using, salt and pepper to taste. Wait until water has almost evaporated to lower heat and cover. Let Bulgar Wheat cook for 25 - 30 minutes. Make sure the Bulgar Wheat is fully cooked and fluffy. Serve hot with a side dish.


  • Soaking time not added.
  • Not all bulgur wheat need soaking - read the instructions on the packaging. Every brand is different. 
  • Beans may take longer to cook.


Serving: 4gramsCalories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 39mgFiber: 16gSugar: 1g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Bulgur Wheat, Caribbean Cooking, Caribbean Recipes, Cracked Wheat, Healthy Grains, Wheat
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