Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grilled Stuffed Italian Tomatoes

If you grow tomatoes like I do, then you are wondering what more you can make than sauce and salsa. What I like to do with the smaller ones, 1-1/2" to 2" tomatoes, is stuff them with Italian sausage and cheese, and grill them.

Last year, I had gotten a Williams-Sonoma catalog, and saw the tomato grill rack on sale, and had to get it. Of course, after I bought the rack on sale, they clearanced it out a week later. Boo on me not getting it for the best price! You can use heavy-duty aluminum foil, or the aluminum trays that they make so cheaply now, if you don't have a grill rack.

If you don't have the smaller type tomatoes, buy Campari tomatoes at the grocery store. They are a perfect size! In my picture below, I had about 7 smaller type tomatoes from my garden. The filling makes more than enough sausage/cheese stuffing, that I use whatever I have left to sprinkle on noodles and my homemade spaghetti sauce.

Grilled Stuffed Italian Tomatoes make a great appetizer. You don't have to stick with the Italian recipe. You can use whatever meat and cheese combo that you like. I've made taco meat and monterey jack cheese filled tomatoes too. Though we love the Italian style the best!

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