Stuffed Tomatoes

Muna Escobar

By
@supermomma5

My family loves these Stuffed Tomatoes over rice and with an extra sprinkling of cheese on top.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Ingredients

8 large
tomatoes
1 lb
ground beef or turkey
1
green pepper: half minced & half cut into chunks
1
onion: half minced & half cut into chunks
3 c
shredded cheese of choice
4-5 tsp
chicken boullion powder
salt, pepper, seasoning salt & garlic powder to taste

Step-By-Step

1Wash the tomatoes. Cut off a 3" or so piece from the rounded side of the tomato which would be the opposite side of where the stem used to be. Don't discard them & keep the cut piece along side of the tomato it was cut from to be used as a cap to hold in the filling. (If you would like you can go through the process of removing the skin from tomatoes.)
2With a spoon scoop out the insides of tomatoes placing it all in a blender.
3Set the tomato shells & caps aside.
4Brown the ground beef or turkey, breaking it up and adding the minced green pepper, onion, pepper, seasoning salt & garlic powder to taste.
5Place the meat mixture in a bowl and allow to to cool.
6To the meat mixture add the 3 cups of cheese & combine.
7Use this mixture to stuff the tomatoes. Place the caps on the tomatoes pressing it into the tomato so it will stay in place.
8Set the stuffed tomatoes in a large pot trying to keep them all in one layer on the bottom of the pot.
9To the blender, along with the tomato pulp, add the pieces of onion, green pepper, chicken boullion, salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste. Blend it well. If it is too thick you can add 1/2-1 cup of water.
10Pour this mixture over the tomatoes in the pot.
11Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered until the tomatoes are tender.
12Serve tomato with some of the juice over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Healthy