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Stuffed Dried Eggplants and Peppers (with meat) Recipe

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Dried Eggplant and Pepper Dolma With Minced Meat Recipe Dried Eggplant and Pepper Dolma With Minced Meat Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 20 dried bell peppers,
  • 20 dried eggplants,
  • 200 gr. ground beef,
  • 1 cup rice,
  • 1 onion,
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste,
  • 1 tablespoon pepper paste,
  • 1 tomato (grated),
  • 1/3 cup olive oil,
  • 2 teaspoons dried mint,
  • 2 teaspoons thyme,
  • 2 teaspoons paprika,
  • 3 tablespoon pomegranete molasses,
  • Salt.

Preparation:

  1. Boil the dried peppers and eggplants for 5 mins, then turn off the heat and let them sit (lid on),
  2. Finely chop the onion,
  3. Heat the oil and sauté the onion until translucent,
  4. Add in the ground meat and cook until light brown,
  5. Stir in the tomato and pepper pastes, then cook for 2 mins,
  6. Stir in the paprika, dried mint and thyme,
  7. Add in the grated tomatoes and salt, then cook for 2 more mins,
  8. Add in the rice and stir,
  9. Add 2 cups of water into the mixture and cook on low heat until the water is well absorbed,
  10. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses, then put the lid on and let the mixture rest for 10 mins,
  11. Drain the dried peppers and eggplants and rinse them with cold water,
  12. Stuff them with the meat mixture and place in a large pot,
  13. Mix together 4 cups of water and 1 tablespoons of molasses in the pan you prepared the meat mixture,
  14. Pour this over the stuffed vegetables, and cook on low heat until softened.

Bon appétit…

 

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