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stuffed tomatoes

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Recipe by
Muna Escobar
Knoxville, TN

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

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Ingredients For stuffed tomatoes

  • 8 lg
  • 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

  • 1
    Wash 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.)
  • 2
    With a spoon scoop out the insides of tomatoes placing it all in a blender.
  • 3
    Set the tomato shells & caps aside.
  • 4
    Brown the ground beef or turkey, breaking it up and adding the minced green pepper, onion, pepper, seasoning salt & garlic powder to taste.
  • 5
    Place the meat mixture in a bowl and allow to to cool.
  • 6
    To the meat mixture add the 3 cups of cheese & combine.
  • 7
    Use this mixture to stuff the tomatoes. Place the caps on the tomatoes pressing it into the tomato so it will stay in place.
  • 8
    Set the stuffed tomatoes in a large pot trying to keep them all in one layer on the bottom of the pot.
  • 9
    To 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.
  • 10
    Pour this mixture over the tomatoes in the pot.
  • 11
    Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered until the tomatoes are tender.
  • 12
    Serve tomato with some of the juice over rice.

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