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    Baked Tomato Heaven

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    Lorac's Note:

    So delicious and colorful you could serve this as a main dish using large beefsteak tomatoes with double or triple filling. Your dinner guests will think they have died and gone to heaven!

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    1. 1
      Cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble.
    2. 2
      Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings until transparent.
    3. 3
      Add spinach, and cook until wilted.
    4. 4
      Stir in bacon, sour cream, and hot sauce,and remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Slice off tomato tops and remove centers.
    6. 6
      Salt insides lightly and fill with spinach mixture.
    7. 7
      Top with cheese and place in a shallow baking dish.
    8. 8
      Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 10, 2002


      I've seen a couple mentions of people trying this recipe and they just raved and then I really wanted to try it. I thought our tomatoes were done for the season and that I'd have to buy tomatoes to make fact, I asked Lorac about a method she uses to improve store bought tomatoes (over in the message and thank you board) thinking I would have to try this recipe with them. Not so...DH and I went for a walk in the yard a couple days ago and found we have a few really nice sized tomatoes that frost hasn't gotten yet and they were ripe! since they were larger than medium size, I used 3 and kept the rest of the recipe measurements the same. I didn't have fresh spinach, but found in a substitutions resource that beet greens can be substituted, so I headed back out to the garden and collected some of them. This was absolutely delicious. I shortened the baking time by about 5 minutes and the tomatoes were warmed and just slightly softened, but not cooked through. This tasted like we were eating a BLT without the bread...yummy. DH and I each had one and I packed the other in a lunch tray to send over to my MIL (She's 73, and a widow, so anything that I feel will reheat well, I use to make TV dinners for her to throw in the microwave).

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    • on October 30, 2002


      I made this at work today, but I made it slightly differently-same ingredients, just a different presentation. Also multiplied the recipe by nearly 3. I cored the tomatoes, and cut them in half (around the equator), I lay 16 halves in my baking tray, spread over half the filling mix, some cheese, then repeated all that. I then cooked them in the oven til the cheese was golden brown. Excellent.

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    • on September 26, 2002


      Loved this. I even had 2 leftover and reheated them the next day. It was still great. Used some of the hot sauce that I was sent in the food swap and added a little bit more than was called for, still great. Thanks for posting it. I never knew that I liked cooked whole tomatos before I tried this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Tomato Heaven

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.0
    Calories from Fat 82
    Total Fat 9.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 21.8 mg
    Sodium 125.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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