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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stuffed tomatoes

I had some game mince (springbok to be specific) and wanted to do something fun with it that wasn't burger/bolognaise related. My boyfriend has a love for all things French so I decided to create my own version of the traditional 'Tomat Farcie'. I used quinoa instead of breadcrumbs as I love it as an alternative to bread, but it's really up to you...

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: (serves 6)
1 large onion (finely chopped)
1 red pepper/chilli pepper (finely chopped)
olive oil
salt and pepper
250g bacon (chopped)
500g beef/game mince
1 tbsp fresh chives/thyme/parsley
1 cup cooked quinoa/breadcrumbs
1/2 cup parmesan
12 large tomatoes

Saute the onion and pepper in a large saucepan with a pinch of salt and pepper until soft.
Add the bacon and the mince and fry until slightly browned.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Preheat the oven to 190*C.

Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and flesh, leaving only the shells.
Mix the herbs, quinoa/breadcrumbs and parmesan into the mice mixture and spoon into the tomatoes.
place onto a baking tray and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve with salad/potatoes/green beans etc.

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