Stuffed tomatoes with minced lamb, cinnamon and chili peppers

Stuffed tomatoes with minced lamb, cinnamon and chili peppers


Stuffed tomatoes with minced lamb, cinnamon and chili peppers

Stuffed tomatoes with minced lamb and cinnamon

Stuffed tomatoes is a delicious and spicy combination between tomatoes and minced lamb, which is particularly tasty and aromatic with the addition of mint and various spices.

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Meat dishes
Cuisine Bulgarian recipes
Servings 2 people
Calories 623 kcal


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 400 g minced lamb
  • 1 pinch cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch cumin seeds ground
  • 1 pinch paprika powder
  • 2-3 sprigs mint
  • 1 tablespoon harissa sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1-2 chili peppers
  • 160 ml vegetable broth
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Wash tomatoes and cut off the top of each tomato stalk.
  • Then scoop out the tomatoes with a teaspoon.
  • Chop the pulp of the tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Stir-fry the minced lamb for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add the pulp of the tomatoes, cinnamon powder, cumin and paprika.
  • Chop the mint and chili peppers.
  • After a 1-2 minutes add mint, chili, harissa sauce and tomato paste.
  • Pour over the vegetable broth.
  • Increase heat and bring everything to a boil.
  • Then reduce heat and simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the minced vegetable filling on the hollowed out tomatoes.
  • Cover with the cut-off lids and place in a baking dish.
  • Cover the stuffed tomatoes with aluminum foil and bake at 180° C for about 50-60 minutes.


  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Teaspoon
  • Frying pan
  • Casserole dish
  • aluminum foil


Calories: 623kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 36gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 686mgPotassium: 1141mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2708IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 4mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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