Mexican Stuffed Tomatoes

Mexican Stuffed Tomatoes

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"My husband loved them. They are a great alternative to tacos, which can get a bit repetitive. Easy to make and didn't take too much time at all. Served with pinto beans, Spanish rice and black bean/salsa tortilla chips."

- Aolingh

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3.6 avg, 8 review(s) 50% would make again

Ingredients

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3 c Iceberg lettuce; Shredded
1 1/2 ts Salt
3/4 c Water
1 Garlic; minced
3/4 ts Chili powder
1/2 c Cheddar cheese; shredded
1 6.5-oz package taco chips
1 lg Onion; chopped (1 cup)
6 lg tomatoes; Firm-ripe
1 lb Ground chuck
1 1 1/8-oz package taco seasoning

Original recipe makes 6

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Preparation

1. Cut a thin slice from top of each tomato. Scoop out centers with teaspoon, being careful not to break shells. Turn upside down on paper toweling to drain. Coarsely chop slices from tops to make 1 cup (use scooped-out tomato pulp, if necessary;use remaining pulp in soup). 2. Brown meat with onion and garlic in a large skillet. Pour off any pan drippings from skillet. Add taco seasoning mix, salt, chili powder, water and the 1-cup chopped tomatoes. Bring mixture to boiling; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Cool. 3. Place tomato shells cut-side up in a shallow baking dish just large enough to hold them snugly. Fill with meat mixture. 4. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 20 minutes or until shells are somewhat soft, but do not fall apart. Top each tomato with shredded cheese;bake an additional 5 minutes. 5. Serve on lettuce; top with 1 cup of the taco chips. Serve with remaining chips. Posted to EAT-L Digest 09 Mar 97 by "Elizabeth A. Post" on Mar 9, 1997

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A lot of work for a negligably different product.
gbookwormm 6 months ago
nader123 1 year ago
It was pretty good, the flavor was excellent, but not significantly better than other recipes which I found to be remarkably similar. My husband and I enjoyed it, but it was not worth the extra time and effort to make a fancier version of a recipe we already use.
gbookwormm 1 year ago
dunn_gurl_07 1 year ago
This was a great change to taco night. I cooked for 15 mins, plus an extra 5 with cheese and these stayed together just fine.
katrinasmith 2 years ago
My husband loved them. They are a great alternative to tacos, which can get a bit repetitive. Easy to make and didn't take too much time at all. Served with pinto beans, Spanish rice and black bean/salsa tortilla chips.
Aolingh 2 years ago
Used taco mix BO/157558. At 20 mins one of the skins split. Also reduced the salt to half a tsp. A nice taco variation. Served with Doritos and sour cream dip.
jamieo 7 years ago
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