8-10 ounces ground beef
1 cup jasmine rice rinsed and drained
2 tbsp oil
1-2 tomato petite diced
½ bunch of parsley finely chopped
1 tbsp pepper paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 big onion chopped
1 clove of garlic minced
1 jar grape leaves
1 and ½ cups water
1 Lemon juice


Combine all ingredients except grape leaves in a medium mixing bowl and mix them well.

Soak grape leaves in bowl full of water and leave them there for a few hours, so you will get rid of over salty grape leaves and you can control the saltiness of the dish.

Get one of grape leaves and place it on a flat surface. Put 1 tsp filling on wide side of leaf. Fold the sides of the leaf, wrap and roll it tight till the end.

When you finish all leaves, place them in a dutch oven and place some lemon slices on stuffed grape leaves.

Pour 1 and ½ cups water with lemon juice over the grape leaves and cook that for 40 minutes or so to medium heat.

Meat stuffed potatoes

Ingredients are the same with grape leaves. You can even stuff potatoes when you run out of grape leaves but you have still filling. Grab 4-5 medium potatoes, peel and scoop out inside of each potato to make a hollow. But try to not to make hole.

Put 2 tsp filling and cook them for about 40-45 minutes onto medium heat.