Rating: 4 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a delicious variation of a common Middle Eastern dish using grape leaves stuffed with lamb and a variety of seasonings.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix the lamb, onions, rice, pine nuts, salt, pepper, and mint into a bowl until evenly combined. Gently open up a grape leaf, and place rib-side down onto your work surface. Place a rounded tablespoon of the meat mixture into the center of the grape leaf. Fold the bottom of the leaf over the meat, fold in the sides, and roll into a tight cylinder. Place the rolled grape leaf into a large skillet, seam-side down. Repeat with remaining grape leaves, packing them in a tight, single layer.

    Advertisement
  • Pour the water into the skillet, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 50 to 55 minutes. Check occasionally and add more water if needed. Pour off water before serving.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fat 18g; cholesterol 56.9mg; sodium 1151.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement