1tbspred pepper paste softened with a splash of water(tomato paste with a dash of cayenne pepper can be substituted)
black pepper(just a dash)
Place bulgur in a bowl adding just enough warm water to cover it. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Test bulgur to make sure it has softened to a tender, yet slightly chewy texture. Drain any excess liquid.
In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sautė the peppers and onions until they soften, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Gently mash the boiled potatoes and set aside.
Once the bulgur has softened enough and the excess liquid is drained, add the peppers, onions, mashed potatoes, parsley, and the rest of the ingredients. Knead until well-combined. Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
Shape as desired –cigars; round, flat patties, etc. Arrange on a platter.
To serve: wrap in lettuce or grape leaves - or simply eat with a fork