Swiss chard leaves stuffed with meat recipe

Swiss chard leaves stuffed with meat recipe

Swiss chard leaves stuffed with meat recipe

Swiss chard leaves stuffed with meat recipe

Ingredients

  • 48 ounces Swiss chard
  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • 14 ounces minced meat
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A dash of ground paprika
  • A dash of ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. • Remove Swiss chard roots.
  2. • Blanch leaves in boiling water for few seconds.
  3. • Remove with slotted spoon and put in cold water, then place in a colander.
  4. • Repeat the same procedure with remaining leaves.
  5. • Mix rice with minced meat, spices and salt.
  6. • Place a Swiss chard leaf, shiny side down, on a work surface.
  7. • Cut into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on size of leaf.
  8. • Place crosswise about a tablespoon of stuffing, depending on size of leaf.
  9. • Fold ends and roll firmly.
  10. • Repeat with remaining leaves.
  11. • Place 1/2 cup of shortening in a heavy pan.
  12. • Pack leaf rolls close together in layers.
  13. • Invert a heavy plate on top to keep rolls in shape during cooking.
  14. • Add lemon juice, 3 cups of water and a dash of salt.
  15. • Place pan over moderate heat, bring to a boil.
  16. • Lower heat and cook for 45 minutes or until tender.
  17. • Serve hot accompanied with cooked Swiss chard stems in sesame paste.