Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beefy Tomatoes


I am always looking for new recipes to try. So when I came across this one at allrecipes.com, I was eager to try it. I had some issues with the meat being too dry. I think that could be easily fixed by adding a a few tablespoons of tomato sauce. Here is the recipe adjusted for us bandsters:

Beefy Tomatoes
1/2lb extra lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
Salt and Pepper
3 medium tomatoes
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1 egg, beaten or 1/4 cup egg subsitute
1/4 cup of cooked rice (optional, it totally wasn't worth my time make 1/4 cup of rice)
2-3 tablespoons tomato sauce( just in case your meat is looking a little dry)

Directions:
First, clean tomatoes, cut off tops and spoon out the insides. Save the juices. Salt and Pepper the inside of the tomatoes.
Second, brown your meat with onion. Drain, if necessary. Then add basil, salt, pepper, and the juices from the tomatoes. Let that simmer for about 10 min. Then add rice, cheese, and tomato sauce (if needed)
Third, spoon mixture into tomatoes. Bake at 350 uncovered for 20-25min.

Yeilds 3 servings, with about 235 calories per serving.

1 comment:

  1. I really like these. They turned out really good.

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