Tomato delights

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Tomatoes; ripe
1 medium Green pepper; diced
1 small Onion; chopped
¼ cup Butter; melted
1 cup Rice;regular, cooked
1 Egg; well beaten
¼ teaspoon Oregano
¼ teaspoon Ground basil
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Cheddar cheese; shredded
4 slices Bacon; cooked and crumbled

Wash and cut tops off tomatoes; scoop out pulp. Sprinkle inside of tomato shells lightly with salt; invert to drain. Chop pulp.

Saute green pepper and onion in melted butter. Add tomato pulp, rice, egg, and seasonings; mix well. Stir in cheese and bacon, saving a small amount of each to sprinkle on top of each tomato.

Fill tomatoes with rice mixture. Sprinkle tops with reserved cheese and bacon. Place tomatoes in a greased shallow baking dish; add a small amount of water, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in 1974. Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.

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