Stuffed Grape Leaves; by Heart Healthy Greek

Stuffed Grape Leaves, also known as Dolmas, are one of the most famous & iconic Mediterranean dishes. The deliciousness they provide is incomparable, like no other!

These Stuffed Grape Leaves, by Heart Healthy Greek, are loaded with a combination of flavorful ingredients, making this recipe one of our very favorites. Tip: Add in a little fun by cooking it with a group of friends or family!

 

stuffed grape leaves in a bowl and on a plate

 

Ingredients:

  • 100 grape leaves fresh or jarred
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 medium white onion finely chopped
  • 2 ¾ cups chicken broth
  • 1½ – 2 lemons
  •  cup fresh dill
  • 1 ½ tbsp Hiç Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix the ground beef, uncooked rice, onion, 3/4 cup chicken broth, juice of 1 lemon, dill, salt and pepper.
  2. To blanch the leaves place them in boiling water for a few seconds then put them in a colander to drain.
  3. Lay 1 leaf vein side up, place 1 tsp of mixture close to the stem. Next fold the sides in and roll upwards. (If the mixture begins to dry just add more chicken stock)
  4. Line the bottom of a stock pot with a few leaves.
  5. Next, in the stockpot, start to place the rolled grape leaves tightly together in a circular pattern. Continue until all of the leaves have been filled and placed in the pot.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and cover with extra leaves
  7. Add in 2 cups of chicken broth and the juice from ½ of a lemon. Then place the squeezed lemon in the pot as well.
  8. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil.
  9. Once boiling immediately reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is soft.
  10. Before serving add a squeeze of lemon juice on top of cooked grape leaves.

 

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