Tomatoes hollowed out and stuffed with canned tomatoes with green chile peppers, bread crumbs, cheese and smoked sausage. Substitute the fresh flesh of the tomatoes for the canned tomatoes with chiles, if you like. Sausage is an optional ingredient.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 large ripe tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, partially drained
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and use a knife to cut around the inside, separating the flesh from the skin. Scoop out the flesh. Place the tomatoes in a small baking dish. In a small bowl combine the canned 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.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.