- 75g bulgar wheat
- 1 red onion
- 2 vine tomatoes
- 100g beetroot
- 1 garlic clove
- A handful of mint, leaves only
- 1 lemon
- 400g lamb & mint burger mix
- 4 flour tortillas
- ½ x 150g Greek style yogurt
- 150ml boiling water
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Tip the bulgar wheat into a heatproof bowl and pour in 150ml boiling water. Pop a plate on the bowl and set aside to soak for 10-15 mins. The bulgar wheat will soak up the water and become tender and fluffy.
While the bulgar soaks, peel and finely slice the red onion. Dice the tomatoes. Scrub and peel the beetroot, then coarsely grate it. Slide the onion, tomatoes and beetroot into a large bowl. Peel and grate in the garlic. Tear in the mint leaves. Grate in the lemon zest and squeeze in half of the juice. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir till combined and set aside.
Divide the lamb mix into 4. Shape each quarter into long sausages, or koftes. Pour 1 tbsp oil into a large, heavy-based frying pan and warm to a medium-high heat. Add the koftes to the pan. Fry for 8-10 mins, turning every 2-3 mins, till browned on the outside and cooked through.
Use a fork to fluff up the bulgar wheat, draining off any excess water. Squeeze in the juice of the remaining lemon half and sprinkle in a little salt and pepper. Stir well.
Divide the tortilla wraps between a couple of plates, and top each with some of the salad, and broken-up pieces of kofte. Add dollops of yogurt and serve with the bulgar wheat on the side.
Green means go
If any lemons in your box look a little on the green side, fear not! They’re called Verdelli, and are every bit as lemony as their yellow cousins. Some lemons are forced to turn yellow through gassing with ethylene, but that’s not very organic now, is it? We like our lemons just as they are.
Fresh beetroot likes to stain everything purple, so when you're preparing it grate it onto a plate or a chopping board you can wash straight away. Wear an apron to protect your clothes and gloves to save your fingers from stains.