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Lamb Kabobs with Bulgur Pilaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 35 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 05, 2023
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
Lamb Kabobs with Bulgur Pilaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.
Mini Spiral Pasta
This recipe was tested with Barilla brand mini fusilli pasta.

Nutrition Facts

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

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