How to Cook Authentic Stuffed Swiss Chard and Onions

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How to Cook Authentic Stuffed Swiss Chard and Onions Recipe
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This is an authentic dish prepared by Jewish people of Iraqi origin. A real culinary masterpiece if done correctly.

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We'll start with the onions

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Start by peeling the onions and cutting only half way through the middle. This is done so you can roll each layer later.

Start by peeling the onions and cutting only half way through the middle. This is done so you can roll each layer later.

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Boil the onions for 20 minutes until they're softer

Boil the onions for 20 minutes until they're softer

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Prep the meat

Prep the meat

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Prepare the rice. You can cook it half way through as it will cook later longer.

Prepare the rice. You can cook it half way through as it will cook later longer.

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Add the celery

Add the celery

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Add the garlic, tomato paste, sugar, salt and lemon juice.

Add the garlic, tomato paste, sugar, salt and lemon juice.

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The whole idea is a perfect balance between the lemon juice, sugar and salt

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Mix everything together. Don't be shy with the salt! Put more than you think.

Mix everything together. Don't be shy with the salt! Put more than you think.

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Cut the bottom white stems off the mangold leaves

Cut the bottom white stems off the mangold leaves

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Place in boiling water for ten minutes to soften. I use the same water I boiled the onions in. Adds taste.

Place in boiling water for ten minutes to soften. I use the same water I boiled the onions in. Adds taste.

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Set the onions aside to cool

Set the onions aside to cool

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Cover the bottom with some oil

Cover the bottom with some oil

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Remove layer by layer from each onion. Place a spoon full of filling and roll shut.

Remove layer by layer from each onion. Place a spoon full of filling and roll shut.

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Place in the bottom of the pan

Place in the bottom of the pan

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Lay out each leaf, put a couple of spoons of filling and roll up

Lay out each leaf, put a couple of spoons of filling and roll up

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To roll, grab the sides and roll from the bottom

To roll, grab the sides and roll from the bottom

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Buy some spare leaves as it takes a couple of tries at first

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Place on top of the onions

Place on top of the onions

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Add water, a bit of sugar, salt and one quarter lemon squeezed

Add water, a bit of sugar, salt and one quarter lemon squeezed

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Simmer for an hour on the stove until the water is gone and eat!

Simmer for an hour on the stove until the water is gone and eat!

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Enjoy! Don't forget to like and share!

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