Stuffed tomatoes with sausage is a meal into itself. This can be a main course.
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 green chile pepper, partially drained
1/2 of the scooped tomato diced up
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 pound smoked sausage (you can switch out and use a sweet sausage or hot Italian sausage), cut into 1/2″ pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the tops off each tomato and put to the side. You can use as a topping when you serve – or not. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/2″ shell. Invert onto paper towels to drain for about 1/2 hour.
In a small bowl combine the diced tomatoes with the bread crumbs, 1/3 cup of cheese and the sausage; mix well. Spoon the mixture into the tomato skins and top with the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese.
Place the stuffed tomaoes on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Go eclectic and before serving put the tops of the tomatoes back on.
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