Meat stuffed grape leaves

May 26, 2017
Meat stuffed grape leavesMeat stuffed grape leaves
Preparation Time
Cook Time
1h 5


Nothing can beat the taste of homemade stuffed grape leaves specially when prepared with cutlets and stuffed with meat. Give our recipe a try!


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 boneless lamb cutlets
  • Salt-to-taste
  • Black pepper-to-taste
  • To prepare grape leaves:
  • 500 g American Garden grape leaves
  • 300 g ground beef
  • 1 cup rice, washed and rinsed
  • Salt-to-taste
  • Black pepper-to-taste
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp ghee


  1. 1- Season the cutlets with salt and black pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat and brown cutlets from both sides. Remove pot from heat.
    2- Melt ghee in a pan and brown ground beef.
    3- Mix ground beef, rice, salt, black pepper, cinnamon and dried mint until well combined.
    4- Place a vine leaf on chopping board. Add some rice mixture in the middle. Fold the sides of the leaf towards the center then roll it tightly towards the tip. Place the stuffed vine leaves in the pot over the cutlets. Pour water to cover all the ingredients and boil over medium heat.
    5- Simmer over low heat until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Serve hot.


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