Cherry tomatoes stuffed with a mixture of bacon, green onion, and mayonnaise. They may be a little time consuming, but worth it to the last bite!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until evenly brown. Once cooled, crumble and set aside.

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  • In a bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, bacon, green onions, and parsley until well blended. Set aside.

  • Cut a small slice from the top of each tomato. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the inside of each tomato and discard. Fill each tomato with the bacon mixture, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve chilled.

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Nutrition Facts

70.7 calories; 2.5 g protein; 1.1 g carbohydrates; 8.6 mg cholesterol; 172.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
WOW!! These are certainly tasty little devils. My six year old loves them. I am not a huge tomato fan but I loved them too. Guests were fighting over the last one and decided to cut in half!! The only thing I think I might change next time is to use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 cream cheese (maybe garden vegetable). I just think that would help the "oily" consitancy. Thank you so much for the post, Angela. Update: Tried this with 1/2 mayo & 1/2 garden vegetable cream cheese. Even yummier! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2007
I really wanted to be thrilled with this recipe because I had an abundance of cherry tomatoes from my garden. Unfortunately I ended up being disappointed. I had read ALL the reviews and followed all the helpful advice. I salted the tomatoes I drained them on paper towels. This little appetizers still just tasted very greasy/fatty to me. Even my husband said that there was too much filling and not enough of a tomato taste. And these were incredibly labor intensive and time consuming. I will be making and reviewing the BLT dip; hopefully I will have better luck with that appetizer. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
WOW!! These are certainly tasty little devils. My six year old loves them. I am not a huge tomato fan but I loved them too. Guests were fighting over the last one and decided to cut in half!! The only thing I think I might change next time is to use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 cream cheese (maybe garden vegetable). I just think that would help the "oily" consitancy. Thank you so much for the post, Angela. Update: Tried this with 1/2 mayo & 1/2 garden vegetable cream cheese. Even yummier! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
love 'em! some tips here: to prevent them from rolling around don't cut the TOP off cut the BOTTOM off and leave the top. also I usually drain upside down of paper towel. one last thing - I use my food processor to get the bacon really chopped up then fold in other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
I suggest sprinkling salt in the tomato cavities after removing the seeds and pulp. Then, turn the tomatoes upside down on a paper towel for a short while to let the excess juices drain. The salt brings in a little extra flavor as well as pulling out some of the excess juice. Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
Excellent recipe for those watching carbs! Using low fat mayo and sour cream as other reviewers have suggested reduces the calorie content as well. We like chives vs green onions for a more delicate flavor. Hollowed out salted to drain upside down bottoms nipped just a little to stand upright stuffed two small chives laid across the top for presentation and you have a beautiful appetizer worthy of any waiters tray! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
I must admit, based on prior reviews i wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into: some stated it was very time-consuming, others said it was a snap. I found this to be a fairly simple recipe. I "gutted" my tomatoes using a knife to cut off the top and then hollowed w/my "dash" measuring spoon. Per anouther review, I lightly salted the tomatoe and placed upside down on paper towels. I'm not a big cream cheese fan, so I used equal parts light mayo and fat free cream cheese along w/real bottled bacon bits, a dash of garlic powder, and chives for the filling. I used a Ziploc to pipe the filling into the tomatoes just prior to serving. I will def make these again, esp now that gardens are over-flowing w/cherry tomatoes! THANKS for a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
Made this recipe for 8 people tonight. 7 asked me for the recipe (I was the 8th!). I made a few changes that I hope will be helpful...I cut the tiniest bit off the bottom of the cherry tomatoes so that they would stand up on the plate instead of rolling around. I substituted half of the mayonnaise with sour cream and I threw in a few chopped leafs of lettuce. After all what's a "BLT" without the "L"?!? Followed others' advice and salted the tomatoes before stuffing. Someone suggested using a pastry bag to flute the mixture into the tomatoes but I found that that created a big mess--the bacon chunks never fit through the hole (no matter how big I made it). So in my first batch I had a whole bunch of tomatoes with nothing but sour cream and mayo filling. Use a spoon or your fingers! My tomatoes were fairly small but I had no problem using the small end of a melon baller to de-seed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
I really had serious misgivings when I started to make these because I had the cherry tomatoes from hell. They were very small and had a very tough inner "wall" right in the middle that I couldn't get out without ruining the tomatoes (even though I used my 1/4 tsp measuring spoon which is metal and has a fairly sharp edge). This made them very difficult to stuff--in fact I think a lot of them ended up wearing most of the filling as a "hat" so they were sort of messy but I solved this by sticking a toothpick in them. Despite the problems these were a huge success. I followed others' advice and used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 cream cheese and topped them with crushed croutons (garlic flavored). I also left out the parsley and used chives instead of green onions. They were really really good so I'm sure I'll make them again despite the PITA factor. Thanks for the recipe! Edited to add: These always go over well with everyone but one of my friends in particular (who is not fond of tomatoes) is always dropping hints for me to make these again. They're always worth the trouble. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2006
You HAVE to make it with half cream cheese and half mayo...much better that way. Croutons crumbled on the top is a must too. The extra crunch is great. I turned the tomatoes upside down to hollow them out. They don't roll around that way. Thanks for the great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Excellent addition to a hot/cold array of appetizers and an attractive one too! Hubs made these and found the measurements of ingredients to be spot on for our tastes. No hassle at all since he used a pastry bag (with no tip) to fill these but a plastic ziploc bag would work just as well. This gets the job done lickety-split with no muss no fussl Delicious. Bonus points on this appetizer for being low carb! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2007
I really wanted to be thrilled with this recipe because I had an abundance of cherry tomatoes from my garden. Unfortunately I ended up being disappointed. I had read ALL the reviews and followed all the helpful advice. I salted the tomatoes I drained them on paper towels. This little appetizers still just tasted very greasy/fatty to me. Even my husband said that there was too much filling and not enough of a tomato taste. And these were incredibly labor intensive and time consuming. I will be making and reviewing the BLT dip; hopefully I will have better luck with that appetizer. Read More
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