Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
A family heirloom favorite. Fairly easy to make and very tasty stuffed tomato dish that makes a great dinner entrée.
- 12 large firm tomatoes
- 1 large onion, diced fine
- 1⁄2 green bell pepper, diced fine
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated (medium)
- 1⁄2 lb bacon, fried crisp, crumbled
- 6 -8 slices bread
- Choose 12 firm, not over ripe, tomatoes and cut tops off and scoop out centers. Dice tomato pulp once scooped out.
- Either make your own bread crumbs from the bread listed in ingredient list, or just use commercial bread crumbs, enough to thicken the veggie-cheese-bacon-tomato pulp mixture.
- Combine diced onion, bell pepper, celery, grated cheese and fried diced bacon to the roughly diced tomato pulp and bread crumbs.
- Season with salt and pepper (to taste).
- Spoon the resulting tomato stuffing mixture
- back into tomato shells.
- Put into oven and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour,or until tomatoes are well baked and top is golden.