Green Tomatoes Stuffed with Beef
(Etli Yesil Domates Dolmasi)
4 large size green tomato
1 small tomato, peeled, diced
2 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1/2 cup warm water or beef broth
2 tbsp butter, cut in cubes
200 gr medium ground beef
2 green onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp rice, washed, drained
2 tbsp bulgur, large grain, washed, drained
3 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1 tbsp red pepper paste
2 inside of juice of green tomato's
1/2 lemon juice
1 tsp dried mint
1 garlic, smashed with salt
Mix all the filling ingredients in a small bowl with a tablespoon.
In the meantime, cut off the tops of the tomatoes 3/4 of the way horizontally, leave the rest attached. Discard the inside of the tomatoes with a teaspoon.
Fill the tomatoes with the filling using a spoon and close the tops over. Place the filled tomatoes in a medium size pot. Sprinkle the crushed tomatoes and butter over the tops. Pour the water or beef broth in the pot from the edges.
Cover the lid, cook over medium-low heat until the tomatoes are done which takes about 15 minutes. Mix all the Garlic-Mint Sauce ingredients and pour all over the dolma. Cook one more minute then turn heat the off.
Place the Stuffed Green Tomatoes on a service plate, pour the juice all over and serve immediately.
Labels: Lamb- Beef -Veal