8 oz. fine bulgur (used cooked quinoa)
1 pound lean ground pork
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
*1-2 teaspoon alepppo pepper
*3 tablespoon parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 oz. sesame seeds (used white & black sesame)
1 1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
***Used cooked quinoa. (Click on the link How to cook Quinoa)
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, meat, onion,cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Knead the mixture for about 10 minutes, occasionally dampening your hands with cold water.
Divide the mixture into four portions and using your hands, mold each one into patty about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter and 1/2 inches (1 cm) thick.
When cooked, served on a plate topped with a mixture of fresh yogurt, chili powder, and garlic. Serve with a plate of fresh salad or pickles.
*I found a very interesting cookbook in the library. The Yogurt Cookbook by Ato Der Haroutunian. I started cooking with yogurt when I met my husband. I’ve learned to cook and enjoy Eastern European dishes since then. A lot of dishes require yogurt too, so when I stumbled upon this cookbook. I got excited and can’t wait to try the recipes. This dish comes from Sis, the capital of Cilician Armenia. This one of the few I have tried. I used quinoa instead of bulgur and baked it instead. enJOY!!!
Source: The Yogurt Cookbook