Lamb Kabobs with Bulgur Pilaf Recipe
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Lamb Kabobs with Bulgur Pilaf Recipe

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This is a great old family recipe that shows my Armenian heritage The tender, slightly sweet lamb is complemented perfectly by the savory bulgur pilaf. —Ruth Hartunian Alumbaugh, Willimantic, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 30 garlic cloves, crushed (1-1/2 to 2 bulbs)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh mint or 1/4 cup dried mint
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean boneless lamb, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • PILAF:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked mini spiral pasta
  • 2 cups bulgur
  • 3 cups beef broth

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 626 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 10g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the garlic, vinegar, mint and oil; add lamb. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  2. For pilaf, in a large skillet, melt butter. Add onion and pasta; saute until pasta is lightly browned. Add bulgur and stir to coat. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Thread onto six metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  4. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness, turning frequently. Serve with pilaf. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Barilla brand mini fusilli pasta.
Originally published as Lamb Kabobs with Bulgur Pilaf in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p74

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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mglahti User ID: 5556768 167859
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Great alternative to rice!"

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