Ripe tomatoes are hollowed out and filled with a stuffing mixture made with bacon, breadcrumbs, green pepper and Parmesan cheese.
This is such a versatile dish - serve for brunch with scrambled eggs, for lunch with a crisp green salad, or as a starter.
Used different ingredients. Absolutely delicious! Once the tomato was stuffed, I topped with some breadcrumbs, parm cheese and a little olive oil. Thanks Anita! - 15 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. One of the most succesful recipes I have tried off of allrecipes; my brother and I really enjoyed this. After reading the comments from a few reviewers, I upped the ingredients to avoid running out of stuffing, of course I ended up with too much, but the mixture is so flavourful that it can be combined with lettuce for a great salad or mixed in with other vegetables. - 15 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. These were better than I expected - I was trying to use up some leftover garden tomatoes. I used six small to medium tomatoes and only had enough stuffing for five - so I would be more generous when making the filling. I used pecorino romano cheese and some fresh snipped basil too. - 15 Sep 2008