Grape leaves with meat is a popular Middle Eastern dish made with ground meat, typically lamb or beef, mixed with rice, herbs, and spices and then wrapped in grape leaves. The grape leaves are often brined or preserved in vinegar before use, giving them a tangy and slightly sour flavor. The meat mixture is rolled into small portions and placed in the center of the grape leaves, which are then folded around the filling to form small packets. The packets are then either baked or steamed until the meat and rice are fully cooked and the grape leaves are tender.
Grape leaves with meat can be served hot or cold, and are often accompanied by a sauce made with yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main dish, and are a great option for those following a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern diet.