Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Feta Recipe

Healthy,mediterranean style stuffed tomatoes with Feta cheese
Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Feta picture

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Beef steak/Alike tomatoes6 Medium
 Ground sirloin1 Pound
 Feta cheese6 Ounce (1 Container)
 Cooked white rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm)
 Oregano1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Fresh Or Dried)
 Sweet basil leaves/1 1/2 tbsp dried basil4 (Ribboned)
 Cracked black pepper To Taste
 Kosher salt To Taste
 Thyme1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Shallots2 , diced
 Sweet pepper1 Small, finley diced
 Extra virgin olive oil3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1127 Calories from Fat 504

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g85.8%

Saturated Fat 20.4 g102.1%

Trans Fat 0.7 g

Cholesterol 369.5 mg

Sodium 909.8 mg37.9%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.9%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 124 g248.7%

Vitamin A 35.8% Vitamin C 78.3%

Calcium 34.2% Iron 93.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Slice off tops of tomatoes
Gently cut around the edge, removing the seeds and pulp (for this recipe, we discard)
Lightly salt insides of tomatoes and turn upsidedown to assist in water removal
Prepare 1 cup of rice
Saute shallots and garlic(careful not to burn the garlic)
Add sirloin, but cook until almost done and remove.
In a medium to large bowl, combine sirloin and dry herbs.
Add in rice to your liking.
Place tomatoes in a suitable baking dish
Drizzle with evoo and salt/pepper to taste
Spoon out the meat mixture to cover about 1/3 of the bottom of each tomatoe
Next, add a nice portion of crumbled or slices Feta cheese.
Top off each tomatoe with more meat mixture, packing it down.
Optional- top each tomatoe with the portion that was cut off.
Cover and bake at 350 for about 30 mins until tomatoes are sizzling
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