Servings: 9

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 8

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

Ready In: 70 Minutes


  • 2 Celery Stalks – cut into 3 (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. Dried Mint
  • 1 Tbs. Crushed Garlic
  • 1 2 lb. Jar Grape Leaves
  • 1 lb Ground Sirloin
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 5 Cabbage Leaves (optional)
  • ¼ Tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 c. Long Grain White Rice - Rinsed


  1. Line a large pot with celery ribs and loose cabbage leaves.Rinse off grape leaves and place on a plate.In a large bowl, combine ground meat, rice, the juice of 1 lemon, garlic, salt and pepper.One grape leave at a time, place the leaf flat on a plate and add 1 tbs
  2. of meat mixture near stem.Form meat into long cigar shape then roll the grape leave starting at the stem all the way to the top
  3. No need to fold in sides.Line rolls in pot, alternating direction with each layer, until the pot is filled ¾ of the way or you’ve used all your leaves.Cover grapes leaves with a small plate turned upside down to keep them from moving and to weigh it down.Add chicken broth to the edge of where the leaves end and add juice of second lemon and dried mint.Cover pot with lid and bring to a simmer.Reduce heat to low and simmer an additional 20-30 minutes or until rice is fully cooked
  4. Serve with pita bread and plain yogurt.

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