Stage 1 - 5 min.
Stage 2 - 10 min.
Cut top off courgettes, remove inner flesh with a teaspoon.
Stage 3 - 5 min.
Discard all fibre and seeds, but keep the firm flesh, and cut into small pieces.
Stage 4 - 10 min.
Do the same thing for tomatoes.
Also keeping flesh.
Stage 6 - 3 min.
Salt inside vegetables, and put upside down on a rack to drain them.
Stage 7 - 5 min.
Cut 2 slices ham into small pieces.
Stage 8 - 5 min.
Stage 9 - 3 min.
Heat a little olive oil
in a pan and add chopped onion and shallots, and 2 cloves garlic
without peeling. Salt and pepper.
Stage 10 - 3 min.
Stage 11 - 5 min.
Add 500 g minced beef, salt again and cook.
When it's cooked, remove and discard garlic cloves.
Stage 12 - 5 min.
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).
Stage 13 - 5 min.
Add courgette pieces and herbs (rosemary, thyme and bayleaf) and leave to cook...
Stage 14 - 1 min.
... until it's quite dry.
Stage 15 - 3 min.
Add cooked meat, ham, mix well and taste to check seasoning. Filling is ready.
Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.
Stage 16 - 2 min.
In a large oven-proof dish, put tomatos and courgettes side by side.
Stage 17 - 5 min.
Stuff each one with filling.
Stage 18 - 3 min.
Stage 19 - 1 min.
Put "hats" in the dish too, but not on the vegetables, so they can cook easily.
Stage 20 - 30 min.
Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Stage 21 - 1 min.
You can now put "hats" on top of vegetables, just before serving.