K's Grape Leaves

2 lbs rice

In a large bowl, add
22 ozs tomato paste
2 lbs lamb diced superfine
2 tsp allspice
1.5 tsp dried mint (4-5 handfuls fresh mint, washed and chopped)

Mix super well.

Take grape leaves out of a 9 oz jar. And start stuffing. This is the part that takes a while. Put in about 1 T for a small leaf, slightly more for a large leaf. Basically one thumbs width and the length of the base of the leaf. Roll up first the stem, then the sides, gathering the side edges as you go. Place in the pot. Tightly fit into the pot so there is no space between leaves. (Reserve 3-4 big leaves to cover the top.

Top with 1 stick of butter cut into pats. Then fill with water just up to the top of the leaves.

Bake at 350 for 2 hours.