Stuffed Tomatoes

I love tomatoes anyway I can get them and this time of the year when they are out of season I buy the Hothouse ones, and stuff them. Delicious.


You’ll Need

  • 1-lb of ground beef
  • 1/2-cup of white rice prepared
  • 1/2-cup chopped onion
  • 1-cup grated Romano cheese
  • 2-garlic cloves minced
  • 2-cups tomato sauce
  • 1-tsp of salt
  • 1/2-tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-tsp dry basil
  • 1/2-tsp dry oregano
  • 2-tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • Tomatoes top cut off and hollowed out. Add the juice and pulp to the sauce


Making the Stuffing

  1. Saute the meat in a skillet till browned, drain the grease and place meat aside
  2. Heat the olive oil in the skillet and saute the onion and garlic for 2 minutes
  3. Add the meat back to the skillet with the sauce, salt, pepper, basil, oregano and simmer for 15 minutes
  4. Add the cooked rice and combine everything together and simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Allow this to cool then mix in the cheese


Making and stuffing the tomatoes

  1. Fill the tomatoes with the filling
  2. Place in a baking dish
  3. Cover with tin foil. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes
  4. Let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

I serve mine with some tomato sauce on the side. So good, so easy. I hope you love them!


Easy version with MamaMancini’s Meatballs

Stuffed tomatoes in minutes not hours.

  1. Start with our Mama Mancini’s Meatballs in sauce and simply crush the meatball in the sauce.
  2. Add 1-cup of cooked rice for each 16oz pack of meatballs and fold the rice into the meatballs and sauce.
  3. Slice the top off the tomatoes and using a spoon scoop out the inside and add that goodness to the stuffing mix.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

😍Daniel Mancini

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