Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Looking for a mouthwatering dish that combines the goodness of tomatoes, minced meat, and cheese? Look no further! This Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes recipe is here to satisfy your cravings.

Imagine sinking your teeth into ripe tomatoes filled with a delightful mixture of minced meat, ricotta, and veggies.

It’s a match made in culinary heaven!

With just a few simple steps, you can make this tasty treat without breaking a sweat.

Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

This dish is a true summer delight, especially for tomato enthusiasts.

The tenderness of the soft ricotta perfectly complements the savory minced meat.

While the sweetness of fried onions adds an extra layer of flavor.

However, don’t worry if you can’t find top-notch tomatoes at your local supermarket.

You can use any tomatoes that you can find. This way, you can enjoy this amazing dish all year round.

Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Tomatoes are like little cups waiting to be filled with deliciousness.

And when it comes to fillings, minced meat, onions, and ricotta are the ultimate trio.

In this recipe, we make sure nothing goes to waste.

We even add the tomato pulp into the filling, giving it an extra burst of juiciness and a unique taste.

Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Once these Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes hit the oven, magic happens.

The heat transforms them into juicy, aromatic bites of heaven.

Trust us, every bite will be a burst of flavor that will leave you craving for more.

So, what are you waiting for?

Grab those tomatoes, gather your ingredients, and get ready to create a masterpiece.

With our simple recipe, you’ll be serving up a satisfying and healthy dinner that will impress even the pickiest eaters.

Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes – VIDEO RECIPE

Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

how to cook Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes?


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To start, preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Give the tomatoes a good wash, and then carefully slice off the top of each tomato.


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Next, gently remove the tomato pulp, making sure not to damage the vegetables.

TIPS: Wondering how to remove the core of tomatoes? You can either use a special knife designed for this purpose or simply scoop it out with a regular spoon.


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Peel the onion and cut it into small cubes.


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Take half of the tomato pulp and also cut it into cubes.


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Do the same with the ricotta.

TIPS: If you can’t find ricotta, don’t worry! Feta can be used as a suitable substitute.


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Give the parsley a thorough wash, dry it, and finely chop it.

TIPS: If you don’t have fresh parsley on hand, don’t worry! You can easily substitute it with dried parsley. While fresh parsley adds a vibrant touch, dried parsley still brings a pleasant herbaceous flavor to your dish. So, feel free to use whichever option suits your pantry.


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Give the dill a thorough wash, dry it, and finely chop it.

TIPS: Fresh dill not available? No problem! You can add dried dill to the dish instead.


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Now, heat up a frying pan over high heat and add a little vegetable oil. Toss in the chopped onion and fry it for about 5 minutes.


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Once it’s nicely cooked, add the minced meat and continue cooking until it becomes crumbly. Then, add the tomato pulp to the mix.

TIPS: If you prefer a different type of minced meat, such as beef, pork, or chicken, feel free to use it instead of the mixed variety.


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Transfer the filling to a large bowl and add the chopped ricotta and herbs. Season everything with salt and ground black pepper, and give it a good mix.


Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Grease a baking tray with oil and place the hollowed-out tomatoes in it.


Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Fill each tomato with the prepared filling.


Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

To add a creamy touch, spread some sour cream on top of each stuffed tomato.

TIPS: When baking vegetables, you can give them a little extra flavor by greasing them with either natural yogurt or mayonnaise mixed with grated cheese.


Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Pour about 1/2 cup (125g) of water into the baking tray with the tomatoes. Pop it into the preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) and let it bake for around 30-40 minutes.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


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Once the tomatoes are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly.


Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

Sprinkle some chopped dill over the finished tomatoes with the filling.


Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes

And there you have it! Serve these delicious Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes. Bon appétit!

Minced Meat Stuffed Tomatoes


  • Tomatoes – 7 pcs. (1 kg)
  • Onions – 1 pc. (130 g)
  • Mixed minced meat – 3/4 pack (300 g)
  • Ricotta – 1/2 pack (125 g)
  • Parsley – 1/2 bunch (25 g)
  • Dill – 1/2 bunch (25 g)
  • Sour cream – 3 tbsp. (45 g)
  • Water – 1/2 cup (125 g)
  • Salt – 1/3 tsp. (2 g)
  • Ground black pepper – 1/3 tsp. (1 g)


  • Dill

Cooking steps:

  1. Cut off the top of each tomato so as to cut off the “lid”. Carefully remove the tomato pulp, being careful not to damage the vegetables. Cut half the tomato pulp into cubes.
  2. Cut the onion into cubes. Cut ricotta into cubes. Finely chop the parsley and dill.
  3. Pour a little vegetable oil into a frying pan heated over high heat. Place chopped onion in it and fry for 5 minutes. Add the minced meat, continue cooking until crumbly, then add the tomato pulp.
  4. Place the resulting filling into a large bowl, add chopped ricotta and chopped herbs. Season with salt and ground black pepper, mix well.
  5. Place the pulpless tomatoes in a oil greased baking tin. Fill with prepared filling. Brush each stuffed tomato with sour cream on top.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup (125 g) of water into the baking tray with tomatoes. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C (350°F) for 30-40 minutes. Cool slightly.
  7. Sprinkle the finished tomatoes with chopped dill.

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