Stuffed Tomatoes

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Muna Escobar

By
@supermomma5

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

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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

How to Make Stuffed Tomatoes

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.

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About Stuffed Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Healthy