Maschi (African Stuffed Tomatoes)

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine filling ingredients in large bowl.
  • Cut a Slit in 8 large TOMATOES (very firm), halfway across the center.
  • Squeeze at the sides to open the slit.
  • Scoop out all the flesh from inside of tomatoes with a spoon.
  • Refill tomato with beef mixture and close the tomato.
  • Melt 2 Tbs. BUTTER and
  • 2 Tbs. OIL in a large skillet.
  • Saute the tomatoes carefully in the fat, rolling them gently until they become dark red on all sides.
  • Remove the tomatoes with the oil and place in a casserole or heavy saucepan.
  • Prepare sauce as follows and pour over the tomatoes:
  • Combine: 2 6-oz. cans TOMATO PASTE thinned with water add salt, cinnamon and garlic powder.
  • Simmer the tomatoes gently over low flame for 10 to 15 minutes until sauce is cooked.
  • Remove carefully to a 15-inch round platter.
  • Top each with GREEN OLIVES
  • If there is more Maschi filling left over after filling the tomatoes place it in a suitable pan and bake it alongside the tomatoes.
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