Stuffed Tomatoes

A quick tasty and healthy dish for a snack or as a starter.
Best made when the tomatoes are plentiful and not too soft

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Beef Tomatoes or large Tomatoes
  • 25g Butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped Cooked Ham
  • 1/2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp Soft white Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp White Sauce or Mayonnaise
  • Seasoning

Method

  1. Carefully slice the top off the tomatoes
  2. Mix breadcrumbs and grated cheese
  3. Scoop out the flesh of the tomatoes and mix with the butter, ham and sauce in a small pan and gently warm through
  4. When hot check seasoning and refill the tomato cases and sprinkle the top with the cheese and breadcrumb mixture
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet and cook Gas 5 180C for about 20 mins until hot
  6. Serve immediately

Tips

  1. This is a basic recipe which can be adapted according to the food at hand, eg instead of cooked ham, bacon or cooked chicken could give a good savoury taste
  2. For a vegetarian dish omit ham and use a mixture of onion and cooked rice, along with vegetarian hard cheese