I’m not sure if this dish already exists in Turkish cuisine, it just came out when I wanted to use some leftovers. I made stuffed zucchinis the other day (with less bulgur, more ground beef this time), and I still had a lot of filling at the end. I put it in the refrigerator to use it later in a dish although I didn’t have any idea what kind. I took it out yesterday and thought what I could make with these. I wanted it to be a filling dish, not like our regular grilled meatballs. I thought it could be tasty when combined with vegetables, and the idea of meatballs stew with vegetables came out! I saw that we had only a few potatoes, carrots and green pepper left, no other vegetables. So I guess you got the idea: Combine them all to make a meatballs stew!
Although it was the first time I made this meatballs stew, it was so tasty and filling. Bulgur in meatballs give a very nice flavor and a little thickness to the stew. You can change the vegetables if you like, but we love this combination.
Here is the recipe for Sebzeli Sulu Kofte as it is called in Turkish.