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Rice and Beef Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Rice and Beef Stuffed Tomatoes

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"Ground beef, rice, garlic, and lots of other stuff is spooned into tomatoes and baked in 20 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 7 stuffed tomatoes Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cut tops from tomatoes and scoop out the pulp; transfer pulp to a bowl and chop. Reserve tops of tomatoes.
  3. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, pour in the rice, and cover pan; let stand until rice absorbs water, about 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix cooked rice, onion, garlic, garlic salt, and black pepper into ground beef; add reserved tomato pulp and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, 10 minutes.
  5. Set hollowed-out tomatoes into the prepared baking dish and fill each tomato with ground beef mixture. If desired, place tomato tops back on filled tomatoes. Pour tomato juice over filled tomatoes for extra juiciness.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until tomatoes are tender and filling is hot, about 20 minutes.
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Mar 27, 2013

Thank you for a delicious and versatile recipe. I did make some changes to suit our tastes. I used 1 cup of regular long grain rice. I sauteed it in 3 tbsps butter until lightly toasted and then added 2 cups water. Brought that to a boil; reduced heat; covered and let simmer for 15 mins until water was absorbed. I then added salt to taste and 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. While the rice was simmering, I browned the meat. I halved the recipe because I was only feeding 2. I used 1/2 lb Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage. Browned that and then added 1/2 of a chopped onion with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Finished cooking the meat with the veges and then added the chopped tomato pulp and some salt to taste. Scraped all the bits off the bottom of the pan and gave it a taste. I added a tbsp of chopped fresh basil and I omitted the tomato sauce. It was juicy enough for me with the tomato pulp and everything tasted so fresh and yummy. I added 2 cups rice and stirred it all together and then filled the tomatoes. I only used 4 tomatoes. Cooked for 20 mins and then topped each tomato with a slice of asiago cheese. Melted the cheese and served with the rest of the rice. It was absolutely delicious. I ate one and my husband ate 3!! and he finished off the leftover filling!! Definitely a keeper. I will make this whenever I can find good tomatoes on sale. Thanks so much!

Oct 05, 2014

Loved, loved, loved this recipe. Must say that I substituted Johnsonville All Natural Ground Italian Sausage for the ground beef. I think that the flavor of the sausage really went well with the rest of the ingredients in this recipe. My DH said that it was better than one of his favorite meals Stuffed Bell Peppers. Will be using this recipe often.


10 Ratings

Sep 08, 2013

this was super easy! being from Wisconsin i added shredded cheddar to the rice mixture and some chopped green peppers and celery. i also cheated and use bottled spaghetti sauce instead of plain old tomato sauce. added more cheese to the tops 5 minutes before taking out from oven!

Aug 02, 2015

I made this recipe for the first time tonight. I followed the recipe as written with a very small addition. When cooking the stuffing for the tomatoes, I added a pinch of cyan pepper and a pinch of cinnamon. Only problem I had was I found out my son-in-law and grandson don’t like cooked whole tomatoes. What kind of Italians are they? They ate the stuffing while I enjoyed the tomatoes and the stuffing. I recommend this recipe. It tasted just like the stuffed tomatoes my wife used to make. They will even taste better tomorrow.

Jun 03, 2015

We aren't rice lovers so I left that out but added fresh basil. It ways easy and delicious!

Oct 21, 2014

I doubled the rice, added cheese, and added a ton of leftover veg from my fridge (carrots, pepper, cukes) and served with a side of spagetti squash. It was delicious! PS you will need more tomatoes.

Jul 22, 2014

I made this recipe...strained tomatoes and used only a little pulp and 1 can tomato juice...cut sides of tomatoes on 4 sides to open more to fit more filling. Used shredded mozzarella cheese and sprinkled adagio cheese on top. Did not use tomato tops...I used jasmine rice to mix with filling instead of instant.

Mar 09, 2014

This is a great recipe. The only thing I did different is add cheese to it since I love cheese on everything. Very tasty and easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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