EasySideDinnerLunchKetoLow CarbNut FreeGluten FreeVegetarianEgg Free
1h 25 min
8 large Tomatoes
3 tbsp Olive oil (divided into 2 tbsp and 1 tbsp)
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 1/2 tsp Sea salt (divided into 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp)
1/2 large Onion (diced finely)
2 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 lb Ground beef
1/4 tsp Black pepper
12 oz Cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (191 degrees C). Line or grease a baking dish.
Slice the tops off the tomatoes. Scoop out the flesh and transfer it into a large blender. Remove as much flesh as possible without puncturing the exterior skin.
Place the tomatoes, cut side up, onto the baking dish with the "lids" on top or next to them. Set aside.
Add balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to the blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and saute for about 10 minutes, until browned.
Add the minced garlic and saute for about a minute, until fragrant.
Add the ground beef. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook for about 10 minutes, breaking apart with a spatula, until browned and cooked through.
Add the cauliflower rice and tomato pulp mixture, including liquid. It will be very liquid, almost like soup. Increase heat to high to bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the liquid reduces and you end up with beef and cauliflower rice in tomato sauce. The cauliflower rice should be soft. Adjust sea salt and pepper to taste.
Pat the insides of the tomatoes with paper towels to get rid of extra moisture. Stuff the beef/cauliflower mixture into the empty tomatoes in the baking dish. Place the tomato "lids" on top.
Cover the stuffed tomatoes with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15-20 more minutes, until tomatoes are soft and pucked on the edges.