• Cooking Time: 125
  • Servings: 10
  • Preparation Time: 25


  • 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.


*DOLMA [dOl-'mä] - Means “stuffed”.

Author Credit: Veta Mesh

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