Microwave Stuffed Tomatoes

From Wesley Dyer


Prep Time: 6 minutes     Cook Time: 12 minutes    Serves: 4

"Cook the tomatoes in a microwavable baking dish that is just large enough to hold them securely in place, so the tomatoes don't collapse at the sides while they heat."

* 4 large fresh tomatoes
* 1 small uncooked onion(s), chopped
* 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
* 1/2 pound uncooked lean ground beef
* 1 cup canned black beans
* 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp table salt
* 1/4 cup(s) water
* 8 Tbsp low-fat Mexican Style shredded cheese

* Cut 1/4-inch slices from the tops of the tomatoes. Using a small spoon, carefully hollow out the tomatoes, keeping the tomato shells intact.  Save the tops and scooped-out pulp for soups, stew, etc.

* Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring, until translucent  (about 2 minutes).  Add the garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant (about 1 minute).  Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until browned.

* Stir in the beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt;  Cook, stirring, until fragrant (about 1 minute).  Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in water.

* Spoon 1/2 cup of the beef mixture into each of the tomatoes.  Sprinkle each stuffed tomato with 2 tablespoons of cheese.  Place the stuffed tomatoes in a microwavable dish;  Microwave on High until heated through, the tomatoes have softened somewhat, and the cheese has melted (about 6 minutes).  Let stand for 1 minute at room temperature before serving.  Yields 1 stuffed tomato per serving.

This recipe is not only delicious, but very healthy as well! Diced green peppers are a great addition if desired. ENJOY!!!

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