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A tomato stuffed with rice and meat.

Stuffed Tomatoes With Mince and Rice

Easy and healthy stuffed tomatoes with rice and beef mince. An easy tomato side dish or a light snack. Great as a summer parties’ food or family dinners.
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 40 mins
Cuisine: : Mediterranean
Course : Sides
Servings : 8
Calories : 112 : kcal
Author : Harriet

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 tomatoes firm (about 1.2 kg)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ cup white rice cooked long-grain
  • 20 grams butter
  • 75 grams onion roughly chopped (½ onion)
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice powder
  • 125 grams ground (minced) beef (or lamb mince)
  • 15 grams parsley flat leaf
  • 75 ml beef stock or water
  • Salt
  • Black pepper freshly ground

For steaming

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut the tops off the tomatoes. Scoop out and reserve the tomato flesh and seeds. Dice any big pieces of flesh. Put aside.
  • Heat the butter in a large fry pan over medium heat. Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes, then add the garlic, continue to fry until the onions are soft but not brown.
  • Add the allspice and cumin powders. Stir in the mince, use a spatula to break the mince into smaller pieces, then mix in the rice, parsley and beef stock. Simmer uncovered for about 8 minutes or until the beef mince is cooked. The mixture should be almost dry.
  • Stir in the reserved tomato flesh, cook for a few minutes more to reduce the liquid in the pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the filling into the tomato shells and replace the tomato tops.
  • Place the filled tomatoes into a heavy based fry pan. Pour in 1 cup of hot water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked.
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Tomatoes With Mince and Rice
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
112
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
15
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
55
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
387
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
1245
IU
25
%
Vitamin C
 
20
mg
24
%
Calcium
 
20
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure