Crock pot stuffed onions
Ingredients
  • 3 Extra large yellow onions.
  • 2 Cardamom pods.
  • 2- 3 Bay leaves.
For the stuffing
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 large onion diced, about 1 - 1.5 cup.
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder.
  • 2 Tablespoon dry mint.*
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1/2 teaspoon bharat or 7 spices.**
  • 1/3 cup FRESH dill chopped.***
  • 1 1/2 cup FRESH parsley chopped.***
  • 1 cup FRESH cilantro chopped.***
  • 1 lb ground beef.
  • 1 cup rice preferably short grain, washed.
Liquids for cooking
  • 16 oz tomato sauce can.
  • 16 oz broth - any kind.
  • Salt to season.
Instructions
  1. Place a pot filled water - enough to immerse the onions- over high heat and add the cardamom pods and the bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile peel the onions, wash and cut a wedge in each of them, this helps soften the layers.
  3. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  4. Add the onions to the pot, reducing heat to medium-high and let it cook for 15 minutes or until the layers are easily separated.
  5. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl.
  7. Add chopped onions, stir for a minute until translucent.
  8. Wash the rice then add to the onion, stir to combine for 2 more minutes.
  9. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  10. Add tomato paste and the spices then stir everything well.
  11. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  12. Add the herbs, stir for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat. Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.
  13. Transfer to a bowl, add the ground meat and mix well.
  14. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  15. Take the onions out of water and let it cool down until you can handle it with your hands.
  16. Separate the layers carefully.
  17. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  18. Place 2-3 tablespoons- may be more according to the size of the onion layer- and roll.
  19. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  20. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  21. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  22. Place some of the herbs on the bottom of your crockpot.
  23. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  24. Combine the cooking liquids together and season.
  25. Arrange the stuffed onions in the crockpot and pour the liquids over.
  26. Stuffed onion shells, slow cooked to perfection in tomato sauce and served as a one dish meal.
  27. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  28. Enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

* I did not have fresh mint, use it if you can find some.
** This is an optional ingredient but gives a desirable flavor, but do not kill yourself looking for it.
*** These herbs have to be fresh.