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Moroccan Bulgur & Pork Casserole


From EatingWell:  EatingWell One-Pot Meals

Fragrant with North African spices and made hearty with chunks of lean pork, this bulgur pilaf casserole recipe is ready to go in the oven in just 25 minutes. Vary the dish by substituting shrimp, Pacific cod fillets or chunks of boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the pork.

4 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 1 1/4 hours



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch (or similar-size 3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine salt, cumin, coriander, ginger, chili powder, pepper, turmeric, cinnamon and cloves in a medium bowl. Transfer 1 teaspoon of the mixture to another medium bowl, add pork and toss. Set aside.
  3. Add water, lemon zest and juice to the remaining spice mixture; whisk to combine. Stir in bulgur, chickpeas, onion, raisins and red peppers. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, carefully uncover and nestle the spiced pork into the bulgur mixture. Cover with foil again and continue to bake until most of the liquid is absorbed and the pork is just cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes more. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. Serve sprinkled with mint, if desired.


Per serving : 431 Calories; 7 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 66 mg Cholesterol; 61 g Carbohydrates; 30 g Protein; 10 g Fiber; 963 mg Sodium; 733 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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