By bluemoon downunder on September 28, 2008
Photo by breezermom
Photo by breezermom
"Tomatoes stuffed then baked in the oven. Choose the most flavoursome tomatoes you can lay your hands on and, particularly if making this recipe for guests, for a more attractive presentation, choose tomatoes with stalks, and leave the stalk attached to each tomato. Delicious with your favourite salad. We've enjoyed this dish with a potato salad and salad greens. Adapted from a recipe in a March 2005 issue of the Woolworth's 'Fresh' magazine. You can use other variations of rice if you prefer or a mixed rice. Because tomato sizes are so variable, you may end up with slightly more filling than will fit into the tomato shells, in which case you may score a solo meatball which could be cooked with the stuffed tomatoes (perhaps covered with a small piece of foil). Or do what Sheynath did (see her review) and use the stuffing to stuff a pepper."
Serving Size: 1 (487 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I decreased the amount of cinnamon, as I wanted just a hint of it in my meat mixture. There was just a hint of cinnamon flavor, which I liked a lot! My friend and her DH both enjoyed them along with me and gave them 5 stars, so 5 stars it is! The mint gave it a unique flavor and one that we thought was a nice addition to the mix. I will make these again, and next time might try Kitten's suggestion and try lamb or sausage! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Bluemoon! Made for 123 Hit Wonders 3/09 Linda"
"these are delicious, they are quite similar to a Greek recipe for stuffed tomatoes that I have made in the past using ground lamb, I used a prepared package of wild rice to make things easier and used seasoned salt, wonderful flavor, thanks Bluemoon!"
"This had a very unique flavor. I have to admit, I increased the amount of ground beef, and also increased the amount of cinnamon. I halved the recipe, only making 4 stuffed tomatoes...but my tomatoes were huge, and I think I should have used the full amount of all the ingredients! I put cheese on top 2 of the tomatoes towards the end of cooking time to try and get a teenager to eat this....but I think the ones without cheese tasted better! I used couscous instead of rice, because I already had some leftover and needed to use it. I think it still tasted great! I am going to try this stuffed into bell peppers next time. I think that would be even better!"
"This was quite good! I really enjoyed the cinnamon and mint flavors. I had more stuffing than tomatoes, so I also stuffed a yellow bell pepper and baked that alongside. I'm not sure which I like better. I served a tomato and a portion of the pepper together and it all disappeared. I did have to make one small adjustment, I found I did not have any fresh mint so I had to sub dried, to add back a bit of the freshness I did mince a couple teaspoons of parsley to add in as well."