Broiled Tomatoes

"I had these once when I was in the hospital and been making my version of them ever since. Best part is they are not fattening."
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  • 4 beefsteak tomatoes (or any large)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 cup seasoned bread crumbs or 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 12 cup mixed Italian herbs (such as basil, oregano, thyme, parsley)
  • 8 14 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Turn on your broiler. A toaster oven with broiling ability is great or a George Foreman Grill.
  • Remove the cores of the tomatoes then cut them in half (horizontally).
  • Place cut side up: then rub Olive oil over cut side (use fingertip).
  • Sprinkle bread crumbs on next.
  • Sprinkle Herb seasonings on and salt/pepper.
  • Then place 1/4 teaspoon of unsalted butter on each half.
  • Broil until tomato is hot completely.
  • ^May add cheese or mushrooms when nearly done, but don't get them to close to burners in oven.

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  1. jnpj7468
    These are delicious! They had a sale on beefsteak tomatoes, so I bought a bunch. This recipe was great to use them up, and they turned out really good. Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top makes them just perfect. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. natalie.navejar
    I actually have been making these for what seems like forever. Going through my recipes (i'm trying to post them all on here) i found this one, but it's already posted. the only thing i do different is i add a little parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs. thanks for posting!
  3. Jeannette 108
    These are great!!! I made them last night for dinner, and as I really dislike beefsteak tomatoes I used Roma as that's what I had lying around the house. I also am out of Italian seasoning so I just used Rosemary and that was just fine. I have butter at home, but omitted it from the recipie as I wanted to keep these fairly low in fat, not to mention I dislike rich food. These were so tasty. I cooked them for 15 minutes and served them with cous cous! I am looking forward to eating the rest of them for lunch today.
  4. Chef floWer
    I love tomatoes and this dish just made them even tastier. I made these as a side dish for a BBQ. They have simple ingredients and directions of the recipe was so easy to follow. Only change I made was I used regular large tomatoes as I haven't seen any beefsteaks tomatoes in my area. Thank you MISSIB
  5. Mimi in Maine
    Thanks for the tasty recipe. It was very good. I served it with chicken, mushrooms, onions, and sweet potato. It perked up the meal. I used your Seasoned Breadcrumbs on the top, and I used just basil because I love basil and tomato. Thank you MISSIB for your Boiled Tomatoes.


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