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Simple Dolmades

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Ingredients
  Ground lamb 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Uncooked white rice 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Tomato paste 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Lemon 1 Large, freshly squeezed
  Canned grape leaves 2 Can (20 oz) (Use 2 Jars)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2) Gently unwrap and rinse each grape leaf under running water.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, combine the lamb, rice, onion and 4 tablespoons tomato paste together.
4) Add lemon juice and mix thoroughly.
5) Spoon a teaspoon of the lamb mixture over each leaf and wrap up in an envelope fashion.
6) Line a large earthenware casserole with flat grape leaves and pour in 3 tablespoons of the tomato sauce.
7) Stack the stuffed leaves in the casserole and pour over 1/4 cup tomato sauce mixed with 1/4 cup water.
8) Refrigerator until needed or bake immediately.
9) Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes.

SERVING
10) Serve the Dolmades, immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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