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Stuffed Vine Leaves With Minced Meat Recipe

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Stuffed Vine Leaves With Minced Meat RecipeStuffed Vine Leaves With Minced Meat Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 400 gr. brined grape leaves,
  • 1 cup rice,
  • 150 gr. ground beef,
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste,
  • 2 teaspoons paprika,
  • 1 onion,
  • 1/4 cup olive oil,
  • 1 handful finely chopped parsley,
  • Salt,
  • Black pepper,
  • Dried mint,
  • 2 cups water.

Preparation:

  1. Heat the oil and sauté the finely chopped onion until translucent,
  2. Add the ground beef and cook (breaking it into small pieces) until it turns light brown in color,
  3. Add in the tomato paste and paprika, then stir for 2 mins,
  4. Add in the rice and stir for 2-3 more mins,
  5. Finally add the salt, parsley, spices and 2 cups of water and cook on low heat until all the water is absorbed, then remove from heat,
  6. Place 1 layer of empty grape leaves on the bottom of the pot,
  7. Now place 1-2 teaspoons of filling on the centre of each grape leaf and roll,
  8. Continue until you use up all the filling,
  9. Place the stuffed leaves in the pot, and cover them with a layer of empty grape leaves,
  10. Add water to submerge everything in water, and place a small plate on top to push the grape stuffed leaves down into the water,
  11. Put the lid on and cook on low heat until the rice is softened.

Bon appétit…

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