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Delicious Recipe: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes with Herbs

Herby Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Welcome to this delicious and mouthwatering recipe for Herby Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes. If you are a fan of Mediterranean flavors and a hearty meal, then this recipe is perfect for you. Combining juicy tomatoes, flavorful lamb, and a variety of aromatic herbs, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more. The combination of textures and flavors in this recipe makes it an absolute winner. So, let’s dive in and learn how to make these delectable Herby Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes!


Before we begin, let’s gather all the ingredients we will need:

  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 500g ground lamb
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s get started with the preparation:

1. Preparing the Tomatoes:

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Carefully remove the tops of the tomatoes and set them aside. Using a spoon, gently scoop out the pulp and seeds from the tomatoes, creating hollow shells. Make sure not to damage the skin of the tomatoes. Reserve the pulp for later use.

2. Cooking the Lamb Filling:

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant. Next, add the ground lamb and cook until it browns evenly. Make sure to break up any large clumps of meat with a wooden spoon for an even texture. Once the lamb is cooked through, add the reserved tomato pulp, breadcrumbs, and all the herbs and spices – parsley, mint, dill, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together until well combined and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let the lamb filling cool slightly.

3. Stuffing the Tomatoes:

Using a spoon, carefully stuff each hollowed tomato with the lamb filling. Press the filling down gently to ensure a firm and even distribution inside the tomatoes. Once all the tomatoes are stuffed, place them in a baking dish. Replace the tomato tops that were set aside earlier onto the stuffed tomatoes.

4. Baking the Herby Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes:

Place the baking dish with the stuffed tomatoes in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender and the filling is cooked through. The aroma of the herbs and spices will fill your kitchen, making it even more challenging to resist digging into this delightful dish.

5. Serving and Enjoying:

Once the Herby Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Serve them warm as a main course accompanied by a fresh salad or steamed vegetables. The combination of juicy tomatoes and flavorful lamb filling will undoubtedly impress your taste buds.


There you have it, a fantastic recipe for Herby Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes. The exquisite blend of Mediterranean flavors, tender lamb, and aromatic herbs make this dish a delightful option for any occasion. Whether you are planning a family dinner or a gathering with friends, these stuffed tomatoes will surely impress everyone with their taste and presentation. So, roll up your sleeves, gather the ingredients, and enjoy the process of creating this culinary masterpiece. Bon appétit!


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