Grandpa's Grape Leaves
Delicious middle eastern style grape leaves like grandpa used to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
- 1 16 oz. bottle of grape leaves
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 2 cups of white rice basmati is my favorite!
- 2 tablespoons of allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
Add rice, salt, pepper and allspice to ground beef and mix together.
Drain bottle of grape leaves and cut off stems
Place approximately 2 tablespoons of ground beef mixture onto leaf and roll.
Place leaves tightly into pan.
Add lemon juice and water to cover leaves.
Place heavy bowl or plate on top of the leaves so that they do not float and unroll during boiling.
Simmer for about 45 minutes.
Serve with plain yogurt or sour cream and pita.