Bulgur and lentil meatballs


If you are looking for e vegetarian friendly, yet tasty meatballs recipe- look no further. These turned really well and I absolutely love the tomato sauce to go with.


For the meatballs:

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • handful parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour, plus extra for dusting
  • oil for frying

For the sauce

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the lentils and bulgur, strain the water
  2. Mix all of the meatballs ingredients and form little patties
  3. Dust each meatball with flour and fry until golden- around 2 minutes on each side
  4. Make you sauce- by mixing all of the sauce ingredients in a small pan. Cook until it thickens, take the cinnamon stick out
  5. Serve the meatballs with the sauce and extra fresh parsley



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