RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes | Cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes

I’ve had a love affair with tomatoes spanning the last 31 years of my life. It may have began when I was just a little girl when I would wait by the back door until my Grandpa Orth would tell me which tomatoes were ripe and ready to pick. Then I could hardly wait to EAT them once they were picked. I wanted to eat them like apples.

So it’s no surprise that as an adult, tomatoes are my go to veggie, err, fruit. You can decide what you want to label them as, but I’ll just call them DELICIOUS.

I’m always trying to figure out how to incorporate tomatoes into my recipes and this was a recipe that I came up with a long time ago. Honestly, I didn’t feel like it was ‘worthy’ enough to share on the blog because it is really so simple, but I’ve learned that some of my go-to recipes end up being y’alls favorites! So here’s the recipe for my super simple, Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes.

RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes | Cookithealthier.com

Yields8 Servings

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 8 large hot house tomatoes
 2 lbs lean ground turkey
 3 bags riced cauliflower (roughly 36oz)
 2 cups chopped white onion
 ½ cup soy sauce or Coconut Aminos Soy Alternative
 4 tbsp minced garlic
 4 tbsp Vital Farms (salted)
 1 can Asian baby corn
 2 cans water chestnuts

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

First step is to wash all your tomatoes and carefully slice off the tops. Be sure to keep the tops to place back on top to help so the meat doesn’t get dried out during baking!

2

You’ll want to use a melon baller to help you easily clean out the inside of the tomatoes. I try to get a good majority of the insides out so there’s more room to pack the meat inside. Once you’ve got all of them cleaned out, set them aside on a backing sheet.

3

Pre-heat your oven at 375 degrees

4

Now you’ll want to toss in 2 tbsp. Of butter, onion and 2 tbsp. Minced garlic to a medium-large sauté pan (big enough for the 2 Lbs. of turkey you will need to cook) over medium heat. Cook together until the onions are aromatic and begin to get translucent.

5

Then you can add in your ground turkey and begin to brown

6

Meanwhile, in another skillet, toss in 1 tbsp. Of minced garlic, 2 tbsp. Butter, chopped watercress and the chopped baby corn. Sautee over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Then add in 3 tbsp. Of soy sauce and continue sauteing.

7

Next, add in all your riced cauliflower and sauté with the veggies and add ¼ cup soy sauce to the rice mixture. Stirring over medium heat until the veggies all look like they have soaked up the soy sauce and are cooked thoroughly

8

Now you will combine 3 cups of the cauliflower rice mixture to your ground turkey and stir in the remainder of the soy sauce. Once the rice and turkey are mixed together, then you’re ready to stuff your tomatoes.

9

Add in about a half cup of the mixture (or maybe a little more? I honestly just eyeball this part) to each tomato. You’ll want to stuff enough so it fills it up but don’t overflow the tomato. Then you can place the tomato top back on to prevent dry out!

RECIPE | Stuffed Chinese Tomatoes | cookithealthier.com

10

Bake all your tomatoes at 375 for about 30 minutes and enjoy with the rest of your cauliflower mixture! Yummy!!

RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes | Cookithealthier.com

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Tomato

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 392.9mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 20.7g7%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g21%
Sugars 12.7g
Protein 26.4g53%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

xoxo Ashley

 

Ingredients

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 8 large hot house tomatoes
 2 lbs lean ground turkey
 3 bags riced cauliflower (roughly 36oz)
 2 cups chopped white onion
 ½ cup soy sauce or Coconut Aminos Soy Alternative
 4 tbsp minced garlic
 4 tbsp Vital Farms (salted)
 1 can Asian baby corn
 2 cans water chestnuts

Directions

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

First step is to wash all your tomatoes and carefully slice off the tops. Be sure to keep the tops to place back on top to help so the meat doesn’t get dried out during baking!

2

You’ll want to use a melon baller to help you easily clean out the inside of the tomatoes. I try to get a good majority of the insides out so there’s more room to pack the meat inside. Once you’ve got all of them cleaned out, set them aside on a backing sheet.

3

Pre-heat your oven at 375 degrees

4

Now you’ll want to toss in 2 tbsp. Of butter, onion and 2 tbsp. Minced garlic to a medium-large sauté pan (big enough for the 2 Lbs. of turkey you will need to cook) over medium heat. Cook together until the onions are aromatic and begin to get translucent.

5

Then you can add in your ground turkey and begin to brown

6

Meanwhile, in another skillet, toss in 1 tbsp. Of minced garlic, 2 tbsp. Butter, chopped watercress and the chopped baby corn. Sautee over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Then add in 3 tbsp. Of soy sauce and continue sauteing.

7

Next, add in all your riced cauliflower and sauté with the veggies and add ¼ cup soy sauce to the rice mixture. Stirring over medium heat until the veggies all look like they have soaked up the soy sauce and are cooked thoroughly

8

Now you will combine 3 cups of the cauliflower rice mixture to your ground turkey and stir in the remainder of the soy sauce. Once the rice and turkey are mixed together, then you’re ready to stuff your tomatoes.

9

Add in about a half cup of the mixture (or maybe a little more? I honestly just eyeball this part) to each tomato. You’ll want to stuff enough so it fills it up but don’t overflow the tomato. Then you can place the tomato top back on to prevent dry out!

RECIPE | Stuffed Chinese Tomatoes | cookithealthier.com

10

Bake all your tomatoes at 375 for about 30 minutes and enjoy with the rest of your cauliflower mixture! Yummy!!

RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes | Cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s almost Halloween, so I decided to get festive and carve out a little pumpkin face in one of the tomatoes 🙂 A cute idea for a hearty meal before trick-or-treating!
RECIPE | Chinese Stuffed Tomatoes | Cookithealthier.com

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