Grilled Bulgur Kefta with Herbs and Chilies
1/2 cup Fine-grained bulgur
1 lb Medium-fat ground lamb
1 cup Minced onions
1 x Jalapeno seeded and minced
1 sm Sweet red pepper seeded and minced
2 tsp Crushed garlic
1/2 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp Freshly ground cumin
1/2 cup Chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup Chopped fresh mint leaves
Salt to taste
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
2 tbl Olive oil
* Wash bulgur, put it in a bowl, sprinkle generously with enough water to moisten, and let stand 30 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and knead to blend. Mix to a paste in food processor. Shape egg-size pieces in inch-thick oval patties (kefta). Grill on both sides until golden and crisp. Or you can cook them in a cast iron skillet heated very hot and coated lightly with oil.
* This recipe serves 4.
* Comments: Bulgur gives these spicy kefta a nutty flavor.