Baked Stuffed Tomatoes with Beef

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes with Beef

How to make stuffed tomatoes with beef and herbs, an easy and tasty recipe perfect for a summer meal: check out the ingredient list and the preparation.

11 July, 2018
Average: 3 (5 votes)

serves for

6

total time

1 HR 10 MIN

ingredients

Olive Oil
100 ml
Tomatoes
6, tops removed (but reserved) and insides scooped out and reserved
Beef
500 g, mince
Onion
1, finely diced
Garlic
2 cloves, minced
Celery
2 sticks, finely diced
Parsley
1 small handful, leaves, finely chopped
Oregano
1/2 tsp, dried
Bay
1 leaf
Thyme
few sprigs
Salt
Pepper

Preparation

How to make baked stuffed tomatoes with beef filling

  • To prepare baked stuffed tomatoes with beef, start heating the sunflower oil in a large casserole dish over a medium heat until hot.
  • Sweat the onion, celery and garlic for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  • Increase the heat and add the beef mince to the dish, browning well all over and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
  • Reduce the heat once browned and season the mixture to taste with salt, pepper, chopped parsley and the dried oregano.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C | gas 6.
  • Arrange the main part of the tomatoes in a roasting tray.
  • Spoon the beef mixture into the main cavities of the tomatoes, then replace their tops on top of the beef.
  • Arrange the reserved insides of the tomatoes and the bay leaf and thyme sprigs in the tray.
  • Drizzle everything with the olive oil and some more seasoning.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and starting to colour on top.
  • Remove and leave the stuffed tomatoes to stand for a few minutes before serving.

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