Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 C Cooked Brown Rice
  • 6 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound of Italian sausage
  • 2 T of OWO Co.  Tuscan olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pesto
  • ½ C grated Parmesan
  • 1 T diced fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Precook Rice.
  2. Preheat grill or smoker to bake 350 degrees.
  3. Grease small baking dish or similar ovenproof baking dish the size of six tomatoes.
  4. Cut off top of tomatoes and scoop out insides. A grapefruit spoon with serrated edges works well, otherwise use a serrated knife and spoon to scoop. Save scooped out insides for another dish, you will not be using it for this recipe.
  5. Add tomatoes to the greased baking dish.
  6. Brown sausage in skillet on medium-high heat with 1-tablespoon olive oil. Sauté until browned, approximately 10 minutes. Turn off heat.
  7. In a bowl add remaining ingredients and stir.
  8. Add sausage and cooked rice and stir.
  9. Stuff tomatoes with mixture and drizzles with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  10. Grill or smoke for 60 minutes.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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