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- 6 large red tomatoes
- 1lb. ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped – or shallots if you prefer
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- Fresh parsley and coriander
- 1 egg
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Wash and cut off tops of tomatoes. Save tomato tops for use later. Scoop out flesh and set aside/ Sprinkle some salt inside each tomato and turn them upside down to let excess water drain out. Mix the ground beef, chopped onion, crushed garlic, herbs, some salt, pepper, and egg together in a bowl. Preheat oven to 400 F.
Place stuffing in each tomato and cover with tomato top. Brush tomato with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place each tomato on roasting pan and bake for approx. 40 -45 minutes.
** There are so many variations that can be used with this recipe. You may want to use ground veal or turkey. If you like, you could also add the removed tomato pulp into your meat mixture. You may also want to add different herbs or spices. Also, you may want to discard tomato top, and top each tomato with shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese. (The cheese might need to be added later in the baking process so it does not burn.)
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1991 Oldmans Creek Rd.
Sweedesboro, NJ 08085