I thought I’d share this recipe with you all. It’s a very easy way to make meatless tacos. In fact, Nik and I have decided that we liked these so well that we’re not going to waste our ground meat on tacos anymore. We’ll use that for hamburgers and other things where you have to have meat. So tacos in our house will probably be bulgar tacos from now on!
(originating with Nik’s co-worker but heavily modified by me)
2 C dried bulgar wheat
Follow the directions on the bag to cook the bulgar completely. Do not use the cold soak method (like for tabouleh).
While bulgar is cooking, prepare the seasoning:
1 ½ T garlic powder
1 T chili powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. curry powder
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp red pepper flakes (to taste)
Premeasure all the spices into a bowl. (It’s important to have them all measured beforehand.)
1/4 C olive or vegetable oil (yes, it’s a lot of oil – use all of it.)
Heat the oil in a small pan until quite hot. Add all the spices at once and stir frequently until the spices are very fragrant. Turn off the heat.
1/3 C soy sauce
2 T lemon juice
Add to the spice mixture and mix well. Pour the spices into the cooked bulgar and stir well until evenly distributed.
If not serving immediately, spread out on cookie sheets to cool and dry so it doesn’t turn into one big clump.
Serve with grated cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortillas. Very good!
P.S. We made a huge batch of this for a potluck that we hosted at our house in June. It was a crowd pleaser!