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Serves 6 | Prep Time 60 | Cook Time 90


1 Large Onion
3 or 4 Garlic Cloves
2 Bunches Green Onions
1 Bunch Dill
4 lbs. Lean Hamburger
2 Cupse Long Grain Rice (Uncooked)
2 Large Jars of Grape Leaves
2 Tablespoons Paprika
1 Tablespoon Tumeric
16 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
1 Lemon

Chop 1 large onion and 3-4 garlic cloves and satee until a carmel brown.

Finely chop 2 bunches of green onion and 1 bunch dill.

In large bowl, mix together 4 lbs. lean hamburger and uncooked long grain rice.

Mix large onion, garlic cloves, green onion, dill, 2 tblsp paprika and 1 tblsp tumeric with hamburger and rice.

Remove all grape leaves from jar and lay flat on a plate leaving the remaining juice in the jar (we will need it later).

Place a spoonful of the meaty mixture into the middle of the grapeleaves, and roll up the grape leaves like a burrito tucking sides in.

Place grape leaves into a pot layering them and packing them snug.

Pour in liquid from jars or water to fill about 3/4 full, add tomato sauce and squeeze lemon on top.

Place a saucer (small plate) on top of doulma to keep in place.

Cover and cook 1 1/2 hours

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