Dolma* (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
Why I Love This Recipe
*DOLMA [dOl-'mä] - Means “stuffed”.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 lb ground beef
5 oz uncooked rice
4 medium onions, quartered
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 tbsp mint, dried
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lg jar of grape leaves, drained
32 oz plain yogurt
5 cloves garlic, lg, minced
In a large bowl, mix ground beef, rice, onions, cilantro, mint, salt and pepper.
Using a meat grinder, grind the meat mixture using a large die.
Drain grape leaves and place in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove grape leaves from water and separate laying flat on the counter.
Divide the ground meat mixture among the grape leaves. Roll the leaves folding in the sides to contain mixture.
Place in boiling water for about 2 hours or until the leaves are tender.
Sauce for Dish:
You can use plain sour cream, or whipped yogurt, or whipped yogurt mixed with minced garlic and serve on top.