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Recipe of Stuffed grape leaves

Stuffed grape leaves

2h 30 mins
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Grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice in tamarind sauce.
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6 portions
  • 50 vine leaves, approximately 50
  • 500 grams ground beef
  • 1 cup long grain rice, soaked in water for 30 min.
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cups pinion
  • 4 teaspoons arabic spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 1 cup tamarind concentrate with sugar
  • 100 grams dried apricot, dark
  • 5 teaspoons vegetal oil


In a deep bowl, mix the rice, the ground beef, the Arab pepper, the cinnamon and the pine nuts.
Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
Remove the vine leaves from your container and throw out the water.
Take a vine leaf and place inside it a spoon of the mixture of meat and rice, roll the leaf making sure to fold the sides inwards so that they are sealed.
In a large pot, heat the oil and fry the grape leaves for 10 minutes.
Add the tamarind, 1 cup of water, the lemon juice and the apricots, put a heavy plate on the leaves so that they stay in place and cover the pot.
Cook for 45 minutes making sure you do not run out of broth.
Remove the leaves from the heat and put in a glass container.
Cook the leaves in the oven at 180 degrees centigrade for 10 more minutes to finish the glaze.


Serve hot leaves with Arabic rice.


The tamarind and the species can be found in Arab and oriental stores.

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Ratings (3)
Silvia Gutiérrez
03/04/2017 17:44:29
Esta receta no corresponde a las hojas de parra rellenas árabes
Laura Nahum
30/06/2016 23:00:11
A través de iOS Esto no son hojas de parra arabe
oniki numara
01/09/2013 18:01:14
A través de iOS su nombre turco es yaprak sarma. Esto no es comida árabe. Esto es comida turca. Esta lista es casi turco alimentos.

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