Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes

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  1. 5 min.Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes : Photo of step #1
    Wash 4 tomatoes and 4 courgettes, if possibly keeping the small green stalk of tomatoes.
  2. 10 min.Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes : Photo of step #2
    Cut top off courgettes, remove inner flesh with a teaspoon.
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    Discard all fibre and seeds, but keep the firm flesh, and cut into small pieces.
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    Do the same thing for tomatoes.
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    Also keeping flesh.
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    Salt inside vegetables, and put upside down on a rack to drain them.
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    Cut 2 slices ham into small pieces.
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    Heat a little olive oil in a pan and add chopped onion and shallots, and 2 cloves garlic without peeling. Salt and pepper.
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    Cook 2 or 3 minutes, then add 1 beef stock cube, mix well.
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    Add 500 g minced beef, salt again and cook.

    When it's cooked, remove and discard garlic cloves.
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    In another pan, heat a little olive oil (if possible with herbs). When it's hot, add tomato pieces and cook a few minutes (frying tomatoes gives a really good flavour).
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    Add courgette pieces and herbs (rosemary, thyme and bayleaf) and leave to cook...
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    ... until it's quite dry.

    Discard herbs.
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    Add cooked meat, ham, mix well and taste to check seasoning. Filling is ready.

    Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.
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    In a large oven-proof dish, put tomatos and courgettes side by side.
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    Stuff each one with filling.
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    Add 50 g grated cheese on top.
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    Put "hats" in the dish too, but not on the vegetables, so they can cook easily.
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    Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
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    You can now put "hats" on top of vegetables, just before serving.

Remarks:

You can also add cheese to filling, at the same time as ham.

Source:

Home made

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