Main Dishes

Dolmas: Stuffed Vegetables

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Dolmas, or stuffed vegetables, is maybe the most recognizable dish from the Balkans. Ground beef is mixed with onions, garlic plus spices, and used as a filling for several veggies (zucchini, onions, tomatoes, peppers and Swiss chard), until it’s all finally baked it in a tomato based sauce.

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Vegetables:
3 tomatoes (medium)
2 zucchini (medium, quartered)
4 bell peppers (smaller)
4 yellow onions (small to medium)
7 kale or swiss chard leaves
Filling:
15 ounces ground beef
1 yellow onion
2 garlic cloves
3.5 ounces rice (round grain)
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1.7 ounces milk
Sauce:
28 ounces water
1.5 teaspoons paprika
1.5 teaspoon salt
7 ounces tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
3.5 ounces butter
1-2 tablespoons parsley
Wash and deseed all vegetables. Make small cups out of each except for the onions and the chard. In a larger bowl, combine all filling ingredients, and mix with your hands until incorporated. Bring water to...
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Nutritions

Calories
706

Sodium
1432mg
59% DV

Fat
47g
72% DV

Protein
28g
56% DV

Carbs
42g
14% DV

Fiber
9g
39% DV

Rich and fudgy, this easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect cross between a chocolate pound cake, brownies, and a classic loaf of zucchini bread! It's moist and tender thanks to sour cream in the batter, and studded with miniature chocolate chips for even more decadent flavor. Serve a couple of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast or brunch with a cup of coffee, for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

1 c sugar
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (½ t) baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 c shredded zucchini ( patted dry )
12 slices
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a deep 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, oil and milk. Whisk in eggs and...
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Nutritions

Calories
2644

Sodium
2217mg
92% DV

Fat
59g
92% DV

Protein
87g
175% DV

Carbs
458g
155% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV