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How to Make Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves

How to Make Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves

The Lebanese stuffed grape leaves are one of the most famous and delicious dishes in the Middle East. People call it “Warak Enab” in Arabic. Most restaurants in Lebanon use rice and meat to stuff the leaves. However, people also stuff it with veggies to make the dish vegetarian. Today’s article will list the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Read on!



  1. Rinse the rice at least three times with cold water
  2. Mix the ground beef, rice, seven spices, black pepper, and salt
  3. Use a medium-size bowl for mixing these ingredients
  4. Place the grape leaves in a colander
  5. Use cold water for rinsing the brine
  6. Set aside for a few minutes to drain the water
  7. Place a grape leaf on a cutting board or plate
  8. Cut the stems using a paring knife
  9. Add one tablespoon of rice and beef filling for rolling
  10. Fold the leaf’s each side properly
  11. The purpose is to prevent it from opening while cooking
  12. Season the lamb chops with a half teaspoon of salt
  13. Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a deep pot
  14. Sear the lamb chops for 3-5 minutes on a high heat
  15. Fill the pot with water to cover the leaves
  16. Add lemon juice and season with a half teaspoon of salt
  17. Cook on medium or high heat and reduce the heat after 60 minutes
  18. Remove the grape leaves and add them to the platter
  19. Serve warm and enjoy the deliciousness of grape leaves, and fresh aroma
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