Mushtaq

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Wrapped Vine Leaves & Ground Meat
Ingredients

Fresh Vine Leave 150gr Water 2 1/3 cup Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Rice 2/5 cup Onion 2 medium size Parsley 1 bunch Tomatoe paste 1 tablespoon Ground Meat (medium fat) 1 3/4 cup Black Pepper 1/2 teaspoon Mint 1 tablespoon Margarine 1 tablespoon
Procedure

Wash and remove stems of leaves. Simmer leaves in salted water for 4-5 minutes Remove from pan, reserving liquid; drain. Set aside. Combine ground meat, rice, finely chopped onions and parsley, mint, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add water, mix thoroughly. Place 1-1/2 teaspoons of filling on wrong side of each leaf. Fold two sides over fy┬┤lling. Roll into small oblongs called sarmas, about 1 1/2-2 cm (1/3-1 inch) in diameter and 3 cm (1 1/2 inch) long. Spread stems and torn leaves on bottom of a shallow saucepan. Arrenge sarmas over. Heat reserved liquid. Add to sarmas. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve hot.
 

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