Red Lentil - Bulgur Soup with Caramelized Onion
(Aşlık Çorbası - Erzincan)
1/4 cup Turkish bulgur, small grain, washed, drained
1/2 cup red lentil, washed, drained
3-4 tbsp canned crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1 cup beef broth
3 cups warm water
1 medium size onion, sliced
2-3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp dry mint
Cook all the soup ingredients in a medium size pot at medium heat.
Meanwhile caramelize the sliced onion with butter at low heat. Then add in the soup. Season with the mint. Serve the soup with lemon wedges.