Papadakis Stuffed Grape Leaves

Papadakis Stuffed Grape Leaves

1 1/2 lb Ground lamb
1 lg Yellow onion; chopped fine
1 bn Parsley; chopped
1 bn Fresh mint; chopped
1 c Pine nuts
1/2 c Fresh lemon juice
1/2 c Olive oil
1/2 ts Oregano
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper
1 Jar grape leaves (washed and stems removed)
Water (as needed)

In a large bowl place the lamb, onions, parsley, mint, pine nuts, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix the ingredients together with your hands so that they are well combined.

Lay a grape leaf out flat. Place approximately 3 ounces of the lamb mixture in the center of the grape leaf. Fold over the stem end. Fold over the two sides. Roll up the grape leaf so that the mixture is completely encased. Repeat this process until all of the meat mixture is used.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of a large baking dish with approximately 10 grape leaves. Place the stuffed grape leaves in the dish so that they are tightly packed. Cover the stuffed graped leaves with water and bake them for 1 hour.

Source: Papadakis Taverna - San Pedro, California
Southern California Beach Recipe by Joan and Carl Stromquist
via Karen Mintzias, I-Cooking. From: Recipe Source []
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