Stuffed Quail


Stuffed quail is a very festive dish with a stuffing of ground beef, garlic and sage. A must try that's ready within half an hour.

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Stuffed quail
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-07-21, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 11-09-2023

30 minutes 4 people Main course
Stuffed quail


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  • 4 quails
  • 100 gram ground beef or sausage meat
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • small handful of fresh sage
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 4 smoked bacon slices
Stuffed quail ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • oven
  • oven dish
  • medium-sized bowl

Stuffed Quail

30 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Rinse the sage leaves if needed and finely chop them. Combine garlic and sage with ground beef or sausage meat and season with pepper and salt.

Pre-heat the oven to the highest temperature possible, for our oven that's 230 degrees celsius (445 degrees fahrenheit).

At this high temperature you will notice the quails are done very quickly and all the flavour and moisture is still inside the quail because the outside is quickly seared. This way the small birds won't become dry.  

Stuffed quail
Stuffed quail

Finishing the stuffed quail -- 20 minutes

Stuff the birds with the stuffing and wrap a slice of bacon around each quail. Transfer the quails to an oven dish and cook them in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.

The exact cooking time depends on the oven. If you'll cook them too long, the birds will be quite dry. Serve with some roasted potatoes and a simple salade, enjoy!

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