Braised Cucumbers Stuffed with Ground Meat

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Braised Cucumbers Stuffed with Ground Meat
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Health Score:
8,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 10 min.
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4 Braised Cucumbers (each about 400 g)
1 onion
2 Tbsps sunflower oil
600 grams Ground meat
300 grams crushed tomatoes (canned)
2 Tbsps freshly chopped Fresh herbs (e.g. basil and oregano)
salt
fresh peppers
vegetable oil (for the roasting pan)
cayenne pepper
50 milliliters Whipped cream
Basil (for garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Peel cucumber and cut in half lengthwise. Scrape out seeds with a spoon. Peel and finely chop onion. Cook onion in oil until translucent. Add ground meat and cook, breaking it up until crumbly. Rinse tomatoes, quarter and puree. Add approximately 100 grams (approximately 3 1/2 ounces) of the tomatoes, along with herbs, to ground meat. Season with salt and pepper. Fill cucumber halves with mixture.

2.

Add remaining tomatoes to an oiled roasting pan. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Put in stuffed cucumber halves.

3.

Cover and simmer over low heat until the cucumbers are soft, about 30 minutes. Stir cream into the sauce. Serve cucumbers with sauce and garnish with basil.