Another awesome recipe, Sue! I did have to omit the carrots (the only veggie I don't like on the planet), but the end result was amazing. The nuac cham sauce for dipping is a must! Fabulous! Thanks Sue!
This recipe is great! I would, however, suggest that the cooking time is reduced, to avoid any dryness. We used extra lean beef, but perhaps regular beef would have given it a bit more moisture. The dipping sauce was perfect! We also tried it with the Cambodian Grilled Corn and it was awesome! ( on recipezaar).
This recipe was so-so. Not as authentic, very hard & slightly dry. Kinda a waste of time.
There was an amazing mom&pop place near where I grew up in Northern California --- we'd go there a couple of times a month and beef grilled in grape leaves was my favorite. Now, 15 years later, I had an intense craving for them one night. I found this recipe -- and the result was EXACTLY what I remembered. These are so easy and so good! The sauce is simple -- I added sriracha sauce instead of red pepper flakes -- worked fine.
We love this recipe! I add a little soy sauce to the mix and it's great. What I like is how easy this recipe is to make. They freeze well too so I can make a double or triple batch, freeze them and have a quick and easy dinner for weeks to come. It's also a great recipe to have kids help you with. They can easily help you mix the filling and have a blast helping you roll up the grape leaves.