These Stuffed Tomatoes, Butcher’s Way is a classic French Bistro dish that is easy to make and that you can even prepare ahead ! Enjoy it with family or friends…
First, here is the list of the different Ingredients you will need to prepare the Stuffed Tomatoes, Butcher’s Way that serves for 4 people
- 8 big and round tomatoes
- 25 g or 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 small bunch of parsley
- 1 egg
- 400 g or 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves
- 100 g or 1/4 cup dry bread
- 1/2 cup milk
- 50 g or 3 Tbsp breadcrumbs
- Salt, pepper and Olive oil
Now here are the different steps you will need to follow to make the Stuffed Tomatoes, Butcher’s Way
First, cut a lid on the opposite side of each tomato. They will be stronger and will remain perfectly straight in your dish! Dig them gently with a teaspoon . Salt the inside and turn up side down on a plate to drain.
After that, pour 1/2 a cup of warm milk on your bread to swell. Then, In a bowl, put the chopped meat, the whole egg, chopped parsley, onion and crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Add the wet bread and mix well together.
Then, put the mixture into the hollowed tomatoes. You can use some tomato juice if necessary to moisten the stuffing a little more if needed.
Now, butter a gratin dish. Place the tomatoes in, tight enough to leave no space between them. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and butter. Finely, bake in a medium oven at 160°C or 350°F for about 30 minutes. Then, replace the lids on each tomato and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until nicely browned.