Bursting with Flavor: Stuffed Tomatoes with Beef and Quinoa

Stuffed tomatoes with beef and quinoa – sounds delicious! The protein packed stuffing makes this dish the perfect post-workout meal.

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 500 g ground beef
  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 150 g strained tomatoes
  • 200 g quinoa (cooked)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  • 100 g Parmesan

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
2. Cut off the top of the tomatoes and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Do not throw the insides away – you can use them later for the stuffing.
3. Finely chop the onion and garlic. Dice the bell pepper.
4. Heat some olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic. Then add the diced bell pepper.
5. Brown the ground beef in a pan.
6. When the meat is done (takes about five minutes), add the cooked quinoa, strained tomatoes, tomato paste and herbs. Let the stuffing simmer for a few minutes.
7. Place the hollowed-out tomatoes in a greased baking pan, fill them with the quinoa-ground beef mixture and sprinkle them with Parmesan.
8. Bake the stuffed tomatoes in the oven for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

One stuffed tomato has about 315 calories, 10 g of carbohydrates, 23 g of protein and 22 g of fat.

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Julia Denner Dietitian Julia is a creative cook. She is convinced that a varied diet and regular exercise are the keys to success. View all posts by Julia Denner »

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