Baked courgettes stuffed with spiced lamb & tomato sauce

Baked courgettes stuffed with spiced lamb & tomato sauce

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4
A superhealthy way to eat lamb, that counts as 2 of your 5-a-day and is packed with iron and vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal200
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large courgettes, halved lengthways
    Courgette

    Courgette

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • small handful coriander leaves

For the stuffing

  • 500g lean minced lamb
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, and cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

For the tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp each ground cayenne pepper, cinnamon, coriander and cumin
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Make the tomato sauce in a medium pan by heating the oil and frying the garlic for 2-3 mins until soft, then adding the spices and frying for 1 min more. Pour in the tomatoes and sugar and simmer with half a tin of water for 20 mins, until thickened. Season.

  2. Meanwhile, scoop out and discard some of the flesh of the courgettes and lay them in 1 large or 2 small roasting trays, drizzle with the oil and bake for 15 mins until golden and softened slightly.

  3. For the stuffing, mix the lamb with the spices and some salt. Try not to squash it together too much, instead lightly mix it with your hands until just combined. When the courgettes are ready, pile the lamb into the cavities and drizzle on the sauce. Bake for 15-20 mins until the sauce is bubbling. Top with the coriander and serve.

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cjsansom
30th Jul, 2014
5.05
Lovely! Used jalepenos as didn't have any cayenne pepper and it was great. Another Good Food success.
aelynn
17th Sep, 2013
Used fresh tomatoes and the last two marrow-size courgettes from the harvest. Added a handful of sultanas and pine nuts to the mince for texture. Very nice!
franniban
19th Aug, 2013
This is lovely. Spiced up things a bit, as we like it hot, but very nice
eleanor73
23rd Apr, 2013
5.05
Really tasty! I made it for one so used one large courgette, had 200g mince and halved the ingredients for spices and the sauce. Have got some sauce leftover. One of my favourite dinners I've had for a while.
jennykowalczyk
27th Jan, 2013
4.05
Also worked well with the recommended bean salad.
jennykowalczyk
27th Jan, 2013
4.05
This was great, the lamb courgette combo worked beautifully. Will do again!
tydrawirafon
17th Jul, 2012
5.05
Really enjoyed this - used homegrown globe courgettes, and I didn't have cayenne pepper so I used a good sprinkling of dried chilli flakes, with the mince and in the sauce. Served it with couscous mixed with a lemon (juice and rind) and a a good tbsp of freshly chopped mint leaves. Will eat again and again. Tasty way to eat homegrown courgettes (and homegrown dried chillies too). Kept the scrapings to go in courgette and potato soup (as you may guess we have a courgette glut to get through!)
felicityhm
3rd Apr, 2012
5.05
This recipe is really tasty with a massive punch of flavour! It is a bit hot though so I concur with the recommendation that you might want to serve it with some greek yogurt. It goes really well too.
mrsmartinez
3rd Mar, 2012
My husband and I loved this recipe. I didn't have enough zucchini to stuff the sauce in so I chopped up two zucchini and mixed it all together and served it over a small portion of brown rice. We will definitely make this again!
lolaypop
3rd Nov, 2011
3.05
I didn't find that there was enough spice in it personally, but it is a relatively easy recipe if not a little bit time consuming

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