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“These are probably the same as the others, but I thought they were outstanding!”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain leaves. Separate. Soak to remove brine.
  2. Dry on paper towels.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet.
  4. Add the beef, onion and garlic. Brown.
  5. Add the water, tomato sauce, rice,.
  6. mint, parsley, salt, pepper, cinnamon, currants, pine nuts and port.
  7. Bring to a boil. Reduce. Cover. Simmer 15 minutes.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Remove stems from leaves. Place stem side up on counter.
  10. Place 1-2 teaspoons of filling on each.
  11. Fold in sides then roll up tightly.
  12. Line the bottom of a large skillet with 4 of the leaves. Top with rolls, fitting them snuggly.
  13. Add water and lemon juice.
  14. Place a plate on top.
  15. Bring to a boil. Reduce. Cover. Simmer 45 minutes.
  16. Serve with lemon slices.

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