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Sogan-dolma - Stuffed Onions

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Author: The Cook

Ingredients

  • 5-6 large white onions, peeled, ends discarded
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 400 g beef mince (ground beef)
  • 150 g uncooked rice
  • ¾ cup water, approx
  • oil, for frying
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons ground paprika, to taste
  • 200 ml tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Place the whole peeled onions in a large saucepan, cover with water and vinegar. Cook until soft but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.<div style="clear: both;"></div>
  • Remove the onions from the water, drain, then separate each into rings - be careful not to break them. Set aside the larger rings and finely chop the smaller inside rings.<div style="clear: both;"></div>
  • Add a small amount of oil to a frying pan and bring to a moderate heat. Add the chopped onion, beef mince and salt and pepper to taste. Stir continuously for a few minutes until the mince starts to brown.<div style="clear: both;"></div>
  • Add the rice and water to the browned mince. Stir to combine and bring back to the boil.<em> ( Add the water slowly to ensure that the mixture will still bind when you stuff the onion rings)</em> Remove from the heat and, using two spoons, fill the onion rings with the stuffing mix.<div style="clear: both;"></div>
  • Arrange the stuffed onions in the pan in which you will bake them . Preheat the oven to 200°C.<div style="clear: both;"></div><hr>

For the sauce

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, and flour and stir to make a paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the paprika and tomato puree; stir.
  • Slowly add water, stirring, until the desired thickness of the sauce is reached. Season with salt and pepper.
  • When sauce boils, stir in the sour cream and remove from heat. Pour over stuffed onion.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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