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Courgettes Stuffed with Spicy Lamb

Home-grown courgettes ripen in July and August, so enjoy them most during then while they’re sweet and crisp.

  • 4.0 Star
    rating
  • Timer Prep 20 min
    Cook 35 min
  • Chart 335.0 cal/
    serving
  • Chef hat Easy
    effort

Preparation

Chop the onions. Crush the garlic cloves. Peel, deseed and dice the tomatoes. Chop the flat-leaf parsley. Chop the fresh mint.

Method

  1. 1 Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6 (180°C for fan ovens).
  2. 2 Halve the courgettes lengthways and, using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds from the centre and discard.
  3. 3 Brush the courgette skins with half the olive oil and sit them cut-side up in a shallow roasting tin. Season and roast for 20 minutes.
  4. 4 Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a medium saucepan, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  5. 5 Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  6. 6 Add the mince and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to break up any clumps of meat, until browned. Drain off any excess fat.
  7. 7 Sprinkle over the cinnamon, cook for a further minute, then remove from the heat and season.
  8. 8 Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, mint and two thirds of the breadcrumbs.
  9. 9 Spoon the spicy lamb mixture into the courgettes and sprinkle over the remaining breadcrumbs. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden.

5 Reviews

  • Katie

    Made with turkey as people I was cooking for didn't like lamb, was really delicious, went down well.

  • Tara

    Tasted good, easy to do and different. The lamb was quite crumbly but I didn't add the breadcrumbs. Good for dinner party

  • Mags

    The lamb mixture was very dry and I had to add stock to make the lamb mixture moist. Sounded promising but I won't make again.

  • Ben Skinner

    Very tasty, tried these a couple of times, easy to prepare ahead.

  • Karen

    Tasty and very satisfying knowing that they are healthy too

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 335.0kCal
  • Fat18.1g
  • Saturated6.4g
  • Salt0.28g
  • Carbohydrates
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