Stuffed Grape Leaves
|Ground beef/Lamb||1 Pound|
|Uncooked rice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), soaked for 10 minutes|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Allspice||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)|
Put bottled grape leaves in colander and wash with cold water.
Fresh grape leaves should be washed with hot water and blanched for 30 sees.
Mix the meat, rice and seasonings very well.
Take a grape leaf and put vein side up, nip off the stem and put about 1 tbs meat mixture on leaf.
Fold the stem end over the meat, then the 2 sides toward the center and roll up.
Arrange the rolled leaves in layers in a 2 qt.pot which has been lined with several unstuffed leaves.
Pour in water and lemon juice just to cover leaves, and put a small plate over to hold leaves down.
Bring to boiling and then immediately put to simmer or low, for 1- 1 1/2 hrs til tender.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1871 Calories from Fat 1113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 124 g190.7%
Saturated Fat 44.7 g223.5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 320 mg106.7%
Sodium 3279.1 mg136.6%
Total Carbohydrates 112 g37.3%
Dietary Fiber 21.7 g87%
Sugars 10.3 g
Protein 94 g187.1%
Vitamin A 826.7% Vitamin C 56.2%
Calcium 66.5% Iron 60.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet