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Vietnamese Beef Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Recipe From from Weber's Charcoal Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 6

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Grilling Time

    6 to 8 min.

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

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Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili–garlic sauce, such as Sriracha

Filling

  • 455 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 40 grams finely chopped roasted peanuts
  • 25 grams thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
 
  • 18 small grape leaves in brine, each 10 to 12 centimetres in diameter, drained
  • Vegetable oil

Special Equipment

  • 12 metal or bamboo skewers

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Instructions

  • In a small bowl stir the sauce ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Taste and add up to 1 tablespoon of water, if desired.
  • In a large bowl gently combine the filling ingredients.
  • Unroll and rinse the grape leaves under water. Spread out the leaves on a work surface, smooth-side down, and pat dry with paper towels. Cut off and discard any protruding stems. Shape a heaping tablespoon of the filling into a small log and place near the stem end of one grape leaf. Fold the stem end of the leaf over the filling. Fold in each side of the leaf and then roll the filling tightly toward the tip of the leaf. If necessary, cut off and discard any excess leaf at the tip. Repeat with the remaining beef filling and grape leaves.
  • Place three rolls side by side. Push a skewer through all the rolls about 2.5 centimetres from their ends. Repeat with another skewer parallel to the first one. Double-skewer the remaining rolls. Lightly brush the rolls with oil on both sides.
  • Fill a chimney starter to the rim with charcoal briquettes and burn the coals until they are lightly covered with ash. Spread the coals in a tightly packed, single layer across one-half to two-thirds of the charcoal grate. Put the cooking grate in place, close the lid and let the coals burn down to medium heat (180°C to 230°C). Leave all the vents open. If you're using a gas grill, prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat.
  • Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the rolls over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the filling feels slightly firm when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes, turning and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. Remove from the grill and serve warm with the sauce.
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the rolls over medium heat, with the lid closed, until the filling feels slightly firm when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes, turning and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. Remove from the grill and serve warm with the sauce.

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