I don’t really remember this dish very well which isn’t great PR for it. The thing is, it belongs in the realm of the slapdash, this-need-using-up or ‘I don’t want to eat cold roast for the THIRD day running’. But I can guarantee it was tasty – like most things made from scraps and leftovers.
‘Stuffed anything’ is a very simple dish. It’s a bit like tacos but low carb. It’s a bit like sandwich, but a hot meal. It’s a bit like rummaging in the fridge for a random selection of veg, meat and cheese. Basically, scrape last night’s dinner leftovers off the plate; stuff them into a pepper, tomato, hollowed courgette or aubergine; throw cheese on top and there’s another dinner ready. Well – there’s a little more to it than that but not so much.
The bits of roast meat that are not eaten on the day are often the ones no one likes – chicken drumsticks for instance in my house; elsewhere it might be the whole chickens sauf the breast. When they are picked off the bone and shredded, nobody knows it’s the hateful part anymore; and that’s another good thing about the ‘stuff it’ dish.
Add fillers if you like, depending how much meat there is to play with. On the other hand the vegetarian version will be just filler: rice, couscous, quinoa or even potatoes plus flavourings of choice. My suggestion below features both meat and rice, which is probably just what I had at hand when constructing the recipe – that’s the kind of recipe it is.