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Ground beef, rice, garlic, and lots of other stuff is spooned into tomatoes and baked in 20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 stuffed tomatoes
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Cut tops from tomatoes and scoop out the pulp; transfer pulp to a bowl and chop. Reserve tops of tomatoes.

  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, pour in the rice, and cover pan; let stand until rice absorbs water, about 5 minutes.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix cooked rice, onion, garlic, garlic salt, and black pepper into ground beef; add reserved tomato pulp and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, 10 minutes.

  • Set hollowed-out tomatoes into the prepared baking dish and fill each tomato with ground beef mixture. If desired, place tomato tops back on filled tomatoes. Pour tomato juice over filled tomatoes for extra juiciness.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tomatoes are tender and filling is hot, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 16.9g; carbohydrates 27.8g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 42.5mg; sodium 795.9mg. Full Nutrition
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