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Tomato Soup with Bulghur

Serves 4 - 6

Armenian Tomato Soup
This is a fresh tomato soup with chopped spinach and bulghur wheat.
2 Tablespoons butter
4 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup coarse(#3) bulghur wheat
4 cups beef broth, boiling
 salt and pepper
1/2 pound fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons dry mint

  1. Melt butter over medium heat
  2. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes, stirring and crushing
  3. Add bulghur and cook 5 minutes, stirring
  4. Add hot broth, salt and pepper, spinach and garlic
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring. Cover and simmer 30 minutes
  6. Add lemon juice and mint in the last 5 minutes