Stuffed Onions Dolmeh (Sogan Dolmasi)

In my earlier posts i shared my recipes for different dolmeh, and today, i am going to share stuffed onions recipe which is called  sogan dolmasi in Azerbaijani language. It is tender and delicious food.

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2 large onions
130 g ground beef
½ bell pepper
Small bunch of mixed fresh herbs includes: rosemary, thyme, parsley
3 tbsp. bread crumbs
20 g beef stuck
400 ml hot water
25 g butter
3 tbsp. corn flour
Salt- red pepper powder
Olive oil


Preheat oven at 180C.

Bring to the boil slightly salted water in a deep pan. Put the onions in boiled water and simmer for 15 minutes until tender. Remove the onions from the pan and cool it. Then, hollow out centre of onions. Set aside.

Finely chop all herbs and vegetables. Heat the oil in a pan, and saute them for 5 minutes. Then, add ground beef, stirring frequently until meat browned. Add salt and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs and cook for 5 minutes more. Remove from the heat.

Add beef stuck to 400 ml hot water, dissolve it. Set aside. Heat the butter in a pot, add corn flour and fry for 2 minutes. Stir in beef stock to the fried flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Fill inside the onions with fried beef mixture. Place them in cooking plate. Pour corn flour stock around the onions. Bake them for an hour or until reduce the juice.

Serve this beautiful stuffed onions with cooked rice (plain rice or garnish with chopped fresh spinach).

Nosh-e jan

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