Today, during the shopping, I decided to present you the best stuffed collard greens recipe, as is done in Transylvania.

This recipe has many variants, instead of collard greens. We can use grape leaves, mangold leaves or horseradish leaves, all are delicious.

What ingredients will we use?

Well, first of all, we need collard greens. I bought two packages to pick enough leaves to fill.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Collard Greens

We also need 750 g of minced meat, I used a mixture of pork and beef. Who is in the diet can use chicken or turkey minced meat.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Mince Meat

Next ingredient is sorrel because I don’t find fresh sorrel I buy 2 jars of 400 ml salted sorrel.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Salted Sorrel in Jar

We’ll need about 100 grams of spinach. I used frozen spinach, if you have, you can put fresh spinach.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Frozen Spinach Leaf

We need two medium-sized onions and a cup of rice.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-One Red and One White Onion

How to Make the Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe?

We clean and chop the onions, then fry it in a little sunflower oil.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Frying Chopped Onions

Onions should not be caramelized, I fried them only to be a little soften.

In the end, I seasoned with a teaspoon of sea salt, one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of sweet paprika.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Frying Chopped Onion Seasoned With Salt, Pepper and Sweet Paprika

Wash the rice under a stream of water and let it drain well.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Washing Rice

In a bowl, I put the minced meat, over which I add the fried onion, the rice and a handful of chopped dill.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Mince Meat With Rice, Fried Onion and Chopped Dill

Season with:

-a teaspoon of salt,

-a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper

-tablespoon ofvegetable mix for soups.

Mix well until we get a homogeneous paste.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Forcemeat

Uncover the collard greens and choose about 20 pieces that are bigger and better to fill.

In a pot, I boiled two litres of water with two teaspoons of salt. When the water started to boil, I put half of the collard greens in the pot.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Boiling Collard Greens Leafs

Leaves should not boil completely. We only let them 3-4 minutes to soften, then we can roll them.

Then we take them out of the water on a tray and let it cool a little.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Boiled Collard Greens Leafs

After or cold, with a knife cut from the thick side of the stub.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Preparing the Collard Greens Leafs

Put a tablespoon of stuff on the leaf, cover and roll it.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-One Spoon Filling on the Cabbage Leaf
Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Rolling the Stuffed Greens

And so I got a stuffed collard greens

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Stuffed Collard Greens Ready to Cook

Let’s arrange the stuffed collard greens in the pot. First I put the first layer on the bottom of the pot, half of the sorrel.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Put in the Pot the First Row of Sorrel

Over this, we will beautifully arrange the filled leaves from the edge to the inside.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Put in the Pot on the Sorrel, the Second Row of Stuffed Greens
Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Stuffed Greens Arranged in a Pot

The third layer will be spinach.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Put the Spinach on the Stuffed Greens

Here, for a plus of flavour, I put a few slices of smoked bacon.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Smoked Bacon on the Spinach

The last layer will, of course, be the second half of the sorrel.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Put the Last Row of Sorrel Over the Stuffed Greens

We poured water over to cover everything and boil at medium temperature. We cook for about an hour until the meat and rice are cooked.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Poured Water in the Pot Over the Stuffed Greens

Tasted it, and if you need, seasoned with little sea salt.

With this, the best stuffed collard greens recipe is ready!

Serving the Dish

Serve hot with fresh bread and a little sour cream on top.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Served on Plate With Sour Cream

Whoever wants instead of sour cream can use Greek yoghurt.

Best Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-Served With Sour Cream

Good Appetite! If you want, you can try other cabbage recipes like cabbage casserole recipe.

Tips

If you use fresh spinach and fresh sorrel, you can sprinkle them a little before putting them on the pot.

Best Stuffed Collar Greens Recipe-Served With Sour Cream

Stuffed Collard Greens Recipe-With Spinach and Sorrel

Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Keyword: collard greens recipe, stuffed collard greens, stuffed collard greens recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Author: Timea
Today, during the shopping, I decided to present you a stuffed collard greens recipe, as is done in Transylvania. This recipe has many variants, instead of collard greens, we can use grape leaves, mangold leaves or horseradish leaves, all are delicious.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pack collard greens
  • 750 g mince meat
  • 185 g rice
  • 2 pieces onion
  • 100 g frozen spinach
  • 800 g salted sorrel 2 jar of 400 ml
  • 50 g smoked bacon
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable mix for soups
  • 1 handful chopped dill

Instructions

  • We clean and chop the onions, then fry it in a little sunflower oil. Onions should not be caramelized, I fried them only to be a little soften. At the end I seasoned with a teaspoon of sea salt, one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of sweet paprika.
  • Wash the rice under a stream of water and let it drain well.
  • In a bowl I put the minced meat, over which I add the fried onion, the rice and a handful of chopped dill. Season with a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a tablespoon of vegetable mix for soups. Mix well until we get a homogeneous paste.
  • Uncover the collard greens and choose about 20 pieces that are bigger and better to fill. In a pot I boiled two liters of water with two teaspoons of salt. When the water started to boil, I put half of the collard greens in the pot.
  • Leaves should not boil completely. We only let them 3-4 minutes to soften, then we can rolled them. Then we take them out of the water on a tray and let it cool a little. After or cold, with a knife cut from the thick side of the stub.
  • Put a tablespoon of stuff on the leaf, cover and roll it. And so I got a stuffed collard greens.
  • Let's arrange the stuffed collard greens in the pot. First I put the first layer on the bottom of the pot, half of the sorrel. Over this we will beautifully arrange the filled leaves from the edge to the inside.
  • The third layer will be the spinach. Here, for a plus of flavor, I put a few slices of smoked bacon. The last layer will of course be the second half of the sorrel.
  • We poured water over to cover everything, and boil at medium temperature. We cook for about an hour until the meat and rice are cooked. Tasted it, and if you need, seasoned with little sea salt.
  • Serve hot with fresh bread and a little sour cream on top. Whoever wants instead of sour cream can use Greek yogurt.

Notes

Tips
If you use fresh spinach and fresh sorrel, you can sprinkle them a little before putting them on the pot.
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