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Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Jar grape leaves; 3-4 dz
  • -large or 2 dz small leaves
  • -per jar
  • Several lamb bones
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 lb Ground lamb
  • 1/2 c Uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tb Caribe (crushed N. New
  • -Mexico hot red chile)
  • 1 Lemon; juice of
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1 cn (28-oz) whole tomatoes


Rinse bottled grape leaves. If necessary, soak bottled or fresh leaves in
hot water just until pliable. Place lamb bones and garlic in bottom of a
large saucepan. In a medium bowl, mix ground lamb with rice, cinnamon,
salt, pepper, caribe, lemon juice & sugar. Place a spoonful of lamb mixture
on each leaf & roll up, tucking ends in. Place rolled leaves on top of
bones in pan. Drain liquid from tomatoes into pan; coarsely chop tomatoes
and add. Then add enough water to come just below tops of rolls. Bring
mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover & simmer about 30
minutes or until rice filling is tender. Makes 3-4 dozen small rolls for
appetizers or 2 dozen large rolls as an entree.

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