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Rec: Killer Tomatoes

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Posted to Thread #9231 at 1:56 am on Dec 31, 2007

Killer Tomatoes

Outrageously delicious:

5 med firm, ripe tomatoes,
Pepper
3 tbs butter (Margarine)
3 garlic cloves, minced (To taste)
1/4 cup minced onion,
1 10 oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed,
2 1/2 tbs sour cream,
1 3 oz pkg cream cheese, softened,
1 cup shredded mozzarella,
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (I use Romano or Asiago) 1 tsp chopped fresh basil (I like more!)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, + more,for topping

Cut tops off tomatoes. Using tsp, carefully remove, and reserve the pulp. Force pulp thru strainer, rendering at least 1/2 cup of juice. Lightly sprinkle pepper inside the tomato shells; invert on paper towels, and let drain.

Over low heat, melt 2tbsp of butter in akillet. Add the garlic & onion & saute until soft, (about 5 min) Set aside.

Drain thawed spinach , VERY Well.

Combine spinach, sour cream, cream cheese mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, & 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs in food processor; blend thoroughly. If mixture appears too thin, gradually add more bread crumbs, if it's too thick, add more tomato juice.. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350. Scoop the filling mix into the tomato shells. Do not overpack. Top with more bread crumbs and dot with bits of the remaining butter.

Place in lightly greased baking dish & bake for 20 - 30 minutes.

Makes 5 servings

This is a wonderful accompaniment for steaks or chops on the grill. It also makes a lovely luncheon main dish... with a crisp green salad & some freshly baked bread.


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