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Lentil Dolmades

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December 3, 2018

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  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Cook: 30 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

    30 Minutes

    50 Minutes

  • Yields: Recipe yields 30 dolmades


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add beef, lentils, rice, herbs, tomato, and onion. Mix well to create an even blend.
  2. Lay out a grape leaf and add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of mixture. Roll from stem side, tucking in the ends, into a small cigar shape. Keep roll closed with either a tooth pick or small skewer. Continue with remaining mixture and leaves.
  3. Place rolls into a large pot and cover with chicken stock.
  4. Bring stock to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain and serve immediately. Optionally garnish with a wedge of lemon.

*Substitute lacinado kale for grape leaves


1 ⅓ lb (650 g) ground beef

⅔ lb (300 g) whole red lentils, cooked

1 cup (250 mL) brown rice, dry

2 Tbsp (30 mL) flat leaf parsley, minced

1 Tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano

1 Tbsp (15 mL) dried marjoram

½ cup (125 mL) Roma tomato, minced

1/4 cup (60 mL) yellow onion, minced

30 each grape leaves*, drained, rinsed and dried from jar

2 cups (500 mL) low-sodium chicken stock

10 each, lemon wedges (optional)


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3 dolmades
Sodium420 mg
Potassium393 mg
Protein15 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sugar3 g
Total Fat13.5 g
Saturated Fat4.5 g
Total Carbohydrates21 g
Dietary Fiber6 g