Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes


Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
A classic recipe of French family cooking, but with a more sophisticated filling.
278,2153.8/5 for 45 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 7 min.43 min.1 hour 50 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Wash 4 tomatoes and 4 courgettes, if possibly keeping the small green stalk of tomatoes.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Cut top off courgettes, remove inner flesh with a teaspoon.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Discard all fibre and seeds, but keep the firm flesh, and cut into small pieces.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Do the same thing for tomatoes.

Stage 5
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Also keeping flesh.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Salt inside vegetables, and put upside down on a rack to drain them.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Cut 2 slices ham into small pieces.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Stage 9 - 3 min.
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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.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Cook 2 or 3 minutes, then add 1 beef stock cube, mix well.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Add 500 g minced beef, salt again and cook.

When it's cooked, remove and discard garlic cloves.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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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).

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Add courgette pieces and herbs (rosemary, thyme and bayleaf) and leave to cook...

Stage 14 - 1 min.
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... until it's quite dry.

Discard herbs.

Stage 15 - 3 min.
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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.

Stage 16 - 2 min.
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In a large oven-proof dish, put tomatos and courgettes side by side.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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Stuff each one with filling.

Stage 18 - 3 min.
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Add 50 g grated cheese on top.

Stage 19 - 1 min.
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Put "hats" in the dish too, but not on the vegetables, so they can cook easily.

Stage 20 - 30 min.
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Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Stage 21 - 1 min.
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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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,166 Kcal or 9,069 Kj123 gr48 gr165 gr
108 %47 %5 %25 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
96 Kcal or 402 Kj5 gr2 gr7 gr
5 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
541 Kcal or 2,265 Kj31 gr12 gr41 gr
27 %12 %1 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Italian style gratin, Moussaka, Gisèle's Pasties, Hamburgers, Bolognaise lasagne, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Soufflée omelette with cheese, Spinach on toast with bechamel, French onion soup, Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, Quick stuffed courgettes, ... All
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CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables., Quick courgette soup with cheese, Crispy prawn rolls, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Minestrone, ... All

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