Introduction: Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Enjoy this healthy, yummy, affordable dinner!

Step 1: Ingredients

Ingredients:
4 medium to large tomatoes
3/4 Cup Feta Cheese
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Garlic
Rice or Rice Pilaf (I used a box of Near East Rice Pilaf)
1/2 Red Onion

*Some measurements may vary depending on tomato size.
*Adjust seasonings to your liking.

Step 2: Gut the Tomatoes

Preheat oven to 200 degrees

Gut The Tomatoes:
Slice off the tops of the tomatoes and carefully cut and scoop out the insides of the tomatoes. Set aside the tomato tops for baking.

Step 3: Purée Tomato Guts

Put the insides of the tomatoes in blender and purée until smooth and a light pink color.

Step 4: Dice Red Onion

Dice 1/2 of a Red Onion

Step 5: Prepare Rice or Rice Pilaf

You can use rice or rice pilaf. I choose Near East Rice Pilaf.
Prepare Rice Pilaf per instructions on the box.

Step 6: Seasonings

Mix together all seasonings.

Step 7: Prepare Onion Mixture

In a large skillet add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and heat.
Then add Red Onion and Seasonings.
Stir and Heat until onions are cooked through.

Step 8: Add Tomato Purée

Once onions are cooked add tomato purée and and stir while heating to a simmer.

Step 9: Add Rice Pilaf

Once onion mixture and tomato purée is simmering add Rice Pilaf and continue stirring until mixed through.

Step 10: Fill Tomatoes

Now take rice mixture and fill tomatoes half full and add feta cheese in top.
Then add more of the rice mixture along with more feta on top.

* Optional: Putt tomato tops back on tomatoes.

Step 11: Bake Tomatoes

Rub outside of tomatoes with olive oil and
place tomatoes in a casserole dish.
Bake in a preheated oven at 250 degrees for 20min.

*Time may vary on size of tomatoes

Step 12: Leftovers Already?

Freeze Left Over Rice Mixture for a quick and easy side dish for later in the week!

Step 13: Yum and Done!

Relax and enjoy all your hard work!

Comments

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pariskitten (author)2013-10-10

This is something I came up with. No I'm not Greek but I love embracing other cultures foods. Thanks for the Turkish note, I have recently been exposed to Turkish food and it was amazing!

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nickhaik1 (author)2013-10-09

I'm Greek, my yaya(grandmother) makes these. If you want true authentic Greek food, follow me and I will try posting an instructables on how to make it because my grandmother has been making it for years, not just gotten it of the net.

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HowGlidd (author)2013-10-09

I believe the word you want in your title is "tomatoes".

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caprile (author)2013-10-09

This looks SO yummy!! Trying it tomorrow!!

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cdursun (author)2013-10-09

In turkish cuisine we also stuff eggplants, bell papers, zucchinis etc.

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bluminki (author)2013-10-09

It looks great and healthly:D

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nickhaik1 (author)2013-10-09

Are you even Greek?

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