Stuffed Tomatoes

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stuffed tomato

Stuffed tomatoes are a delicious choice for a quick supper or even a mid-day luncheon. Learn how tomatoes can be combined with other ingredients to create rich flavors.


  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked rice (about 1 cup raw long-grain rice)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • soft buttered bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese


  • Cut off the top of tomatoes and scrape the pulp out of inside, leaving a firm shell.
  • Add pulp to the skillet with the bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno pepper.
  • Cook covered over low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add rice and bacon and season to taste.
  • Stuff this back into the tomatoes and sprinkle with bread crumbs and shredded cheese.
  • Place tomatoes in a casserole or baking dish with about 1/4 cup of water to keep from sticking. Cook in the oven at 425° for 15 to 20 minutes or until tomatoes are tender.