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Stuffed Vine Leaves

Stuffed Vine Leaves

This classic Middle Eastern mezze is easy to make and bursting with flavor.



  1. 1

    In a small cup, place the saffron. Bruise the filaments with a spoon and pour 1 ¾ oz. boiling water on top.

  2. 2

    Rinse grape leaves. Set aside.

  3. 3

    In a bowl, mix the lamb, rice, chopped onion, salt, infused saffron, seven-spice blend, and water to make stuffing.

  4. 4

    Stuff grape leaves with this mixture.

  5. 5

    In a pan, brown the lamb bones in butter.

  6. 6

    In a saucepan, put half the tomatoes in the bottom and place stuffed grape leaves on top.

  7. 7

    Cover the grape leaves with the remaining tomatoes.

  8. 8

    Cover the saucepan and cook over low heat for ½ hour.
    Serve hot.