These Stuffed Tomatoes are loaded with ground pork, peppers, onions, and some really great seasonings. They make for a perfect summer time meal. A family favorite in our house.
Ground Pork Stuffed Tomatoes
I know many of you will have bunches and bunches of tomatoes from your gardens that you will be looking to make delicious recipes with this summer. This recipe is going to make for a great family meal that is inexpensive and yummy.
I had some tomatoes that I was needing to use before they went bad. This recipe was a lifesaver. Since I had found some ground pork on markdown at Kroger, I was needing to use it as well. Unfortunatly one pound of meat is not enough meat to feed my large family. What was a girl to do? Yup, combine both and make a larger meal. PERFECT!
The pork flavors combined with the tomatoes, peppers, and onions made for one over the top delicious dish. We will be making these quite often this summer. The hubby and the kiddos loved them and so will you. I was worried the kids would not like them. I picked the onions out of a few of them for the boys and they devoured them like their favorite pizza, ha ha.
The ingredients needed to make your own stuffed tomatoes are quite simple. You will need tomatoes, ground pork, peppers, onions, and some spices. Super simple and ready to serve in no time at all.
6 medium Tomatoes
1 lb Lean Ground Pork
1 small Red Onion
2 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4-1/2 cup chopped Bell Peppers (optional)
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Bread Crumbs
1 beaten Egg
2 tsp chopped Parsley
Preheat oven to 350.
Split tomatoes through center and scoop out centers into a bowl.
Place hollowed tomatoes into a baking pan and set aside.
Chop tomato centers.
Peel and finely dice onion.
Place a little olive oil in a skillet and begin to cook pork.
Add diced onion, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Cook and stir until meat is no longer pink.
Add bell peppers and diced tomato centers and cook for 2 more minutes.
Remove from heat.
Add beaten egg and bread crumbs mixing well.
Fill tomatoes with skillet contents.
Place tomatoes in oven for 40-45 minutes until tomatoes are tender.
During the summer months, I really like to serve vegetable rich meals. I can stretch my meat quite far when using vegetables as the main ingredient in our dishes. What are your favorite dishes that have a veggie as the main ingredient?