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Stuffed marrow with beef mince

Stuffed marrow with beef mince

This stuffed marrow with mince recipe is easy and delicious.

You can use your favourite mince recipe such as bolognese or chilli (or vegetarian options) to stuff a marrow, so do experiment. Cheese is always good grated on the top, too. You can also stretch the mince further by adding some oats or lentils to the mix.
By Penny's Recipes
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 30-45 minutes
a halved marrow stuffed with beef mince and tomatoes

Ingredients

Medium sized marrow (approx 1.5kg/3lb), cut into eight slices
500g/1lb lean minced beef
This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking.
1 onion, peeled and chopped
Use up what you have. Spring onions, leeks or shallots work well here.
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
400g/14oz can tomatoes
Add in any fresh tomatoes that need using up.
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsps mixed herbs
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp grated Cheddar or Parmesan type cheese

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Recipe

  1. Remember to defrost your meat. Defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use. 

    This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking. If using defrosted cooked meat, you can only reheat this meat once so only cook what you can eat.
  2. Heat the oven to 180°C.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed saucepan.

  4. Fry the onion until soft.

  5. Add the garlic and beef mince and cook for a few minutes until browned.

  6. Add the tomatoes, herbs and tomato puree and cook for 20 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, scoop out the centre of each marrow ring and then place the rings in a large baking dish.

  8. Spoon a portion of the mince sauce into the centre of each marrow ring and then pour the remaining sauce over the top.

  9. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.

  10. Remove the foil, sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven uncovered for 10 minutes.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days
Where to store
Fridge
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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