Ukrainian Stuffed Tomatoes
Author: Kitchens
  • 10 tomatoes large and firm
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 2 Tablespoons rice cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef lean
  • 1 Tablespoon bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Gravy:
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup tomato paste
  • pulp scooped from tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  1. Slice the tops off of the tomatoes. Scoop out the pulp and seeds.
  2. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Brown the meat and onions.
  3. Mix in the cooked rice. Fill the tomatoes with this mixture. Cover with the sliced off tops and dredge in the bread crumbs. Place in a shallow baking pan that has been well greased and bake for 40 minutes in preheated 375 degree F oven.
  4. Gravy: Brown the flour in the butter. Mix in the other ingredients including the pulp removed from the tomatoes at the start. Cook for 5 minutes and pour over the tomatoes after removing the tops at serving.
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