Vera Cruz Tomatoes

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This is a recipe that can be used as an appetizer or main meal. And you can use any size tomatoes you want. Just make sure they are firm. If you use roma tomatoes you can get more servings with the stuffings.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 firm ripe tomatoes

  • 3 slices bacon

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 8 ounces fresh spinach, stems snipped

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • salt to taste

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.

  2. Cut tops from tomatoes; remove seeds and membranes. Place tomato shells upside down on paper towels to drain until filling.

  3. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate, reserve drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Return 2 tablespoons of drippings to skillet.

  4. Cook onion in the bacon drippings until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook and stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream, reserved crumbled bacon, and hot pepper sauce.

  5. Sprinkle tomato shells with salt; fill evenly with bacon and spinach mixture. Place tomatoes in prepared baking dish.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until hot, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove, and top evenly with the shredded cheese. Return to the oven; bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
21g Fat
10g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 718mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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