Stuffed grape leaves- Dolmathes
1-lb. ground beef
1 large chopped onion
1/2 cup of rice
1/2 cup of chopped parsley and mint leaves
2 tsp. of dried dill
2 tsp. of salt
Pepper to taste
3 Tbsp. of butter
1 jar of grape leaves
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of olive oil
Juice of 4 lemons
Wash/rinse the grape leaves to remove the brine water
Saute the onion in butter until soft and transparent
Add the seasonings and rice to onions and pour over the meat
Mix well to incorporate the rice and seasonings
Place a grape leaf shiny side down and put one tablespoon of meat filling at base of leaf.
Fold over the leaf on each side and roll up.
Place some leaves in the bottom of pot, then place each dolmathe seam side down in pot.
Place leaves between layers.
Place a heavy plate over the dolmathes.
Add 2 cups of boiling water, olive oil, and lemon juice.
Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes
Sign up to receive a weekly email from FOX4 with the recipes we featured on our FOX4 newscasts.
Click here to add your name to the list.