Stuffed courgettes

Stuffed courgettes

Choose fatter courgettes, as they are easier to scoop out for the filling.

By , 21 September 2015
Stuffed courgettes
  • Ready in: 70 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.79 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 323g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates med
  • Sugars low
  • Salt low
  • Energy 1357KJ 324KCAL
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 420kJ/100kcal.
  • 6 courgettes
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 250g Asda Lean Minced Beef Steak
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 400g can Asda Green Lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 1 level tsp cornflour
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/190C Fan/Gas 6. Halve the courgettes and scoop out most of the flesh, leaving a 1/2cm shell. Chop the flesh. Arrange the shells in a large greased roasting tin.

  • Cook the shallot in the oil in a large saucepan until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

  • Add the mince and cook over a medium heat until it browns, stirring all the time.

  • Stir in the cinnamon, cumin and oregano. Then add the lentils, tomato purée, red pepper, chopped courgette flesh and 100ml water. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

  • Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp cold water and stir in. Simmer for another minute.

  • Spoon into the courgette shells. Cover with foil and cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove the foil, sprinkle with the cheese and crumbs and cook, uncovered, for another 20 minutes.