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Stuffed Tomatoes with Golden Crumb Topping Recipe

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This recipe for Stuffed Tomatoes with Golden Crumb Topping, by , is from Ogert Ainos & Baba Juice, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Morgan Farris
Added: Tuesday, September 8, 2009


4 ounces 90%-lean ground beef or 93%-lean ground turkey
1 cup cooked brown rice
4 large ripe but firm tomatoes (about 8 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup petite green peas (cooked, if fresh; thawed, but not cooked, if frozen)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
1 cup breadcrumbs made from day-old whole-wheat bread (see Tip)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook ground beef or turkey in a small skillet over medium-high heat, crumbling with a spoon, until brown and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

Add cooked rice to the bowl with the meat.

Meanwhile, slice enough off the top of each tomato to remove the core (1/2 to 1 inch). Scoop out the tomato pulp using a teaspoon or melon baller. Finely chop 1/2 cup of the pulp and add to the bowl with the rice and meat. (Reserve the remaining pulp for another use; see Kitchen Tips.) Season the inside of the tomatoes with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Add peas, onion, 1/4 cup cheese, parsley, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to the rice mixture. Stir to combine. Divide the mixture evenly among the tomatoes and place the tomatoes in the prepared baking dish. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, breadcrumbs, oil and garlic in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the tomatoes.

Bake the tomatoes until the crumbs are golden and the tomatoes are soft, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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