I swear I didn’t know Stuffed Tomatoes were a thing!!
While making stuffed poblanos a few years back, I wanted to add some tomato juice to the stuffing but didn’t want to open a can. We had tomatoes from the garden so…I cut into the top of one of them to “pour” the juice out. When I saw the hole that was left, I thought I’d just stuff it. I did the same thing to a few others…just in case… Haha!! It was a hit!! Then I looked it up online!! How did I not see this before!!!!!????
This will be a short post because it’s pretty simple.
What you’ll need:
- 4 Large Tomatoes
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 lb Sausage (I used breakfast sausage because I had it on hand but use whatever you like)
- 1 cup Rice cooked al dente. When I don’t see the liquid on top of the rice but there is still a little in the bottom of the pan when I stir it, then it’s perfect.
- Sliced or Shredded cheese. Colby Jack or your favorite Pepper Jack works well.
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes…You’ll know!
- No Salt Cajun Seasoning You can use whatever seasoning you like.
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Making It Happen
Preheat oven to 325* or fire up the grill or smoker!!
Cut a “plug” out of the top of each tomato creating a large deep opening and empty the contents into the stuffing. Finely dice larger pieces if any. you can save the cone you cut out to cover the stuffed tomato if you want to or dice it up and add it to the stuffing as well.
Fill the tomatoes with the stuffing mixture. I just dump the remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan to help prevent the Stuffed Tomatoes from rolling over.
Bake or indirect grill for 30-40 minutes. Add cheese after 20 minutes.
Here’s the video!!
With a little prep, Stuffed Tomatoes is a simple dish that your whole family will love! You might also consider using smaller tomatoes and playing around with the stuffing for an AWESOME new spin on tailgating!!