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Three Mediterranean Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes on a serving board.

Mediterranean Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes

Tomatoes filled with delicious Mediterranean lamb flavoured with olives, lemon and herbs. The filling is also perfect as a lamb bolognese served with pasta and sprinkled with grated cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 tomatoes


  • 6 beef tomatoes
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 150 g pitted mixed olives
  • 1 heaped tbsp tomato purée
  • Salt


  • Pre-heat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan.
  • Peel and finely chop the red onion. Cut the tops off the beef tomatoes and then scoop out the insides - This is easiest if you cut around the edge with a sharp knife and then scoop out the middle with a tablespoon.Roughly chop the insides that have been scooped out from the tomatoes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion and fry for a minute. Add the lamb mince and then cook until browned. Add the chopped insides from the tomatoes, oregano (1 tsp), sumac (1 tsp), olives (150g) and tomato purée (1 heaped tbsp).
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened. While the lamb is simmering, finely grate the zest from the lemon. Once the sauce has thickened, stir in the lemon zest and season with salt.
  • Place the scooped out tomatoes into a baking tray and divide the lamb mixture between the six tomatoes. Put the tops of the tomatoes on top and bake roast for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and the skin is just starting to split. Remove them from the oven and serve.


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Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 1001mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2930IU | Vitamin C: 46.6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.4mg

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean