Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes, Middle Eastern Style
The recipe Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes, Middle Eastern Style could satisfy your middl eastern craving in about 45 minutes. One portion of this dish contains about 13g of protein, 16g of fat, and a total of 266 calories. For $1.82 per serving, you get a side dish that serves 12. A mixture of pine nuts, mint, ground turmeric, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet.
Stand tomatoes on stem ends.
Cut off top 1/4 of tomatoes (reserve tops for another use). Using melon baller, scoop out seeds and pulp from tomatoes.
Sprinkle insides of tomatoes lightly with salt.
Place tomatoes, cut side down, on paper towels and drain 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish.
Mix lamb and all remaining ingredients in large bowl to blend. Fill tomatoes with lamb stuffing, mounding slightly at top. Arrange tomatoes in prepared dish.
Bake tomatoes until stuffing is cooked through and meat thermometer inserted into center of stuffing registers 160°F, about 1 hour.
Let stand at least 10 minutes.
Serve tomatoes warm or at room temperature.