Vera Cruz Tomatoes

Vera Cruz Tomatoes

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"This is a recipe that can be used as an appetizer or main meal. And you can use any size tomatoes you want. Just make sure they are firm. If you use roma tomatoes you can get more servings with the stuffings."

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  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 475 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  2. Cut tops from tomatoes; remove seeds and membranes. Place tomato shells upside down on paper towels to drain until filling.
  3. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate, reserve drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Return 2 tablespoons of drippings to skillet.
  4. Cook onion in the bacon drippings until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook and stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream, reserved crumbled bacon, and hot pepper sauce.
  5. Sprinkle tomato shells with salt; fill evenly with bacon and spinach mixture. Place tomatoes in prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until hot, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove, and top evenly with the shredded cheese. Return to the oven; bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
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I'm the lady who stands mesmerized in the produce aisle, smelling the summer tomatoes. If you're at all like me, lucky enough to adore these gems, the health benefit is a bonus. After confessing...

Made this for the Recipe Group this week. We liked this, but I’d make some changes next time. First I started with 3-3 1/2” diameter tomatoes. I used a melon baller to scoop out the insides o...

I made these for recipe group. I made one big change I subbed 1 cup ricotta for the sour cream because of personal taste and I forgot to add the hot sauce due to personal stupidity. However the...