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Ground Meat Vegetable Boats

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Ground Meat Vegetable Boats

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats - Cast off! With spicy ground beef on board, cooks can't miss

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9,7 / 10
40 min.
ready in 1 hr 30 min.
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Nutritional values

Something different from meatballs, but just as tasty. Above all, the kids get lots of crunchy vegetables that provide plenty of vitamins and fibre!

Ideal for children's birthday parties: Because they are served cold, the colourful "boats" can be prepared in advance. Simply cover them with aluminium foil and put them in a cool place until dinner.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie281 kcal(13 %)
Protein20 g(20 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates13 g(9 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0.6 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin8.9 mg(74 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate46 μg(15 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin11 μg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.8 μg(93 %)
Vitamin C67 mg(71 %)
Potassium664 mg(17 %)
Calcium89 mg(9 %)
Magnesium52 mg(17 %)
Iron2.9 mg(19 %)
Iodine14 μg(7 %)
Zinc3.2 mg(40 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.4 g
Uric acid120 mg
Cholesterol118 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 pound
Carrots (each about 100 grams)
1 ½ pounds
2 teaspoons
large Tomatoes
red Bell peppers (each about 200 grams)
10 ounces
Corn (box or carton, drained)
7 ounces
Feta cheese (9% fat)

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Box grater (or mini food processor), 1 Bowl, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Hand mixer, 1 deep Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Offset spatula, 1 Plate, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Sieve, 1 Large knife, 1 Toothpick

Preparation steps

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 1

Peel and dice the onion. Rinse potatoes and carrots, peel and grate coarsely on a box grater or in a food processor.

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 2

Squeeze the carrots and potatoes with your hands to drain excess moisture. Place vegetables in a large bowl. 

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 3

Using the dough hook of a hand mixer, mix together the vegetables, eggs, ground meat and pizza herbs and season with salt and pepper.

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the meat mixture on the baking sheet, spreading evenly. Bake the dish in a preheated oven at 225°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 3-4) (approximately 425°F/convection 400°F) for 20 minutes. 

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 5

Rinse tomatoes, cut out stems and dice the tomato. Rinse the bell peppers, cut in half and remove the seeds. Rinse the bell peppers again and dice one of the peppers into small cubes. 

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 6

Cut the remaining two bell peppers into 10 wide strips. Place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. 

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 7

Drain the corn. Cut the feta cheese into small cubes. Mix together the chopped tomatoes, diced peppers, corn and feta cheese. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and spread the tomato mixture over the meat layer. Bake for another 10 minutes in the oven. 

Ground Meat Vegetable Boats preparation step 8

Remove the baking sheet from oven and let cool for about 30 minutes. Cut the beef and vegetable loaf into 10 equal pieces. Stick bell pepper strips on toothpicks and garnish each piece with a bell pepper "sail" before serving.