Stuff grape leaves and italian squash

Stuff grape leaves and italian squash
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 267.3
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.7 mg
  • Sodium: 801.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 13.6 g

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Introduction

This Middle Eastern dish takes a lot of time to make but it is worth every minute when I see my familys faces at the table This Middle Eastern dish takes a lot of time to make but it is worth every minute when I see my familys faces at the table
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    White Rice, long grain, 3 cup
    Ground beef, extra lean, 16 oz
    Butter, unsalted, 4 tbsp
    Tomato Paste, .25 cup
    Crushed Tomatoes, 100 grams
    Grape Leaves, 60 leaf
    *Lemon Juice, 1 cup
    Salt, 1 tbsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tsp
    Pepper, red or cayenne, .25 tsp
    Allspice, .50 tsp
    Summer squash, 16 small

Directions

Soak rice in warm water 30 min. Rinse 3 times drain the water out then place in large bowl, add the ground meat, and clarified butter, Rub the butter into the rice and meat add the spices then set aside.
Cut the tops off the Italian squash and remove the inside carefully. You can buy grape leaves at any Middle Eastern store. Remove some of the leaves form the jar. Lay the leave with the vine facing you add about 1 Tablespoon of the rice filling at the bottom of the leave Fold up over the rice once then fold the side inward then continue rolling the leave as tight as possible without tearing continue with the remaining leave.
Then stuff the Italian squash 2/3 full with the rice mixer. Stack the leaves and squash in the pressure cooker. In a sauce pan heat 3 cuts of water add the tomato paste stir until tomato paste has no more lumps. Pour the lemon juice and tomato sauce over the leave about 1/2 inch over the leaves. Place a plate over the leave Add the lid and cook on high heat until the pan stares to whistle. Lower the heat to medium for about 20 min.


Serving Size: 1 iltaian squash and 6-7 leaves

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CQAMMAZ.

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