I tried this using orange zest and juice as I didn't have a lemon. I also omitted the red pepper. I might try it next time with chopped dried fruits instead of the chickpeas just for variety. It also needed an additional 15 minutes for the pork to fully cook. All in all very good. (Did take the other suggestions and used 3/4 cup bulgar.)
Quick Tasty Meal in a dish! I was a little worried after reading the other two reviews so I just followed my own preferences and I came out with a great dish. I sauteed the onions for more flavor and pushed the spices to a spicier level. I topped mine with cubes of well-browned goat leg and opted to use preserved lemons. It came together in a flash and made great breakfast leftovers with a poached egg on top. Love it! Pros: Fast, healthy, flexible, depth of flavor Cons: Recipe needs work.
I think this recipe has potential, but I think there might be an error as written--1/4 cup of bulgur just isn't enough. It didn't seem right when I was making it, but I followed the recipe just to see what happened. There was definitely not enough to soak up all the liquid in the recipe nor enough that the bulgur was even a noticeable element of the dish. I added about another 1/4 cup after the pork was cooked and let it soak up the remaining liquid with the casserole dish sitting on the stovetop. The flavors were good, but the pork ended up a little tough. I'd try it again, but with at least double the bulgur.