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Baked Tomato Dolma Recipe


Baked Tomato Dolma Recipe

I did a lot of tomato dolma this summer, and I made lots fo different types. With bulgur, rice, with ground beef, without ground beef, in the oven, on the stove… The essence of all of them is the same. So I’ll tell you how you can do whichever you want by making minor changes in this recipe.

How to Make Tomato Dolma With Rice?

Using rice instead of bulgur, you can make rice tomato dolma without making any other changes.

How to Make Tomato Dolma Without Ground Beef?

You can remove ground beef from the recipe without making any other changes and make dolma without ground beef. You don’t need to increase other ingredients etc. If your tomatoes are small, may be jou can just have 11 dolmas instead of 12.

How to Make Tomato Dolma With Rice and Without Ground Beef?

You can substitute bulgur with rice, remove the ground beef and make an make tomato dolma with rice and without ground beef without making any other changes.

How to Make Tomato Dolma In a Pot?

Without changing anything in the recipe, you can place dolmas in a pot instead of a baking dish and cook the dolma on the stove. But just keep in mind that the tomatoes are inclined to break up more in this way.

Enjoy the recipe …

Baked Tomato Dolma Recipe


  • 12 tomatoes,
  • 100 g fat-free ground beef,
  • 1 small onion, chopped,
  • 1/2 cup of thick bulgur or rice, washed and drained,
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste,
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil,
  • 1 handful of chopped parsley,
  • Salt,
  • Black pepper,
  • Cumin,
  • 1.5 cups of boiling water.


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet,
  2. Add ground beef and cook until brown,
  3. Add the onion and sautee until soften,
  4. Add the tomato paste and sautee until smells good,
  5. Add the bulgur, water and salt and stir well,
  6. Cover the lid and cook until bulgur absorbs all the water,
  7. remove from heat, add parsley and spices and mix,
  8. Cut a thin slice over the top and remove the inside of the tomatoes ,
  9. Cut very tiny piece from the bottoms so that they can stand upright,
  10. Crush the pieces of tomatoes you removed from inside with a fork or pulse them in a food processor,
  11. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil with a little salt and mix,
  12. Pour the mixture into a baking dish in a suitable size for the tomatoes,
  13. Fill the bulgur mixture into the tomatoes, cover the lids you cut and place into the baking dish,
  14. Bake in the preheated oven at 190 C degrees until the outer parts of the tomatoes are a little bit brown.

Bon Appetit…


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