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Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves) Recipe

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Joy McManus


2 c cooked rice
3 lg onions, chopped
1-1 1/2 c olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
1 Tbsp chopped mint
1 Tbsp dill
salt, pepper

2 lb ground meat (beef, lamb, pork or any combination)
1/2 c parsley
1 Tbsp dill seed
1/2 c tomato juice
salt & pepper

1 jar grape leaves (approx 50)
* broth

Sauce for Dolma served hot:
2 eggs
1/4 c lemon juice
1 c boiling hot broth from Dolma

Mix 2 c cooked rice, 3 lg onions, chopped, 1-1 1/2 c olive oil, juice of 2 lemons 1 Tbsp chopped mint, 1 Tbsp dill, salt, pepper

Mix 2 lb ground meat, parsley, dill seed, tomato juice, salt & pepper

Rinse grape leaves in cold-hot water

Place slightly over 1 Tbsp mixture in center of a grape leaf & fold carefully

Place stuffed leaves in the bottom of a good-sized pan

Cover with broth or water & add a couple good-sized pats of butter

Place a plate over the Dolmas & simmer 45 min for rice (1-1 1/2 hours for meat)

Chill rice Dolma/Serve meat Dolma hot with sauce

Beat 2 eggs until fluffy
Add 1/4 c lemon juice-beating slowly
Continue beating & add 1 c boiling hot broth from Dolma
Pour over hot Dolma

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Rice-1 to 2 hrs & Meat 2+ hrs
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The Dolma with rice stuffing may be served cold or hot with a sauce

The sauce should not be too thin




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