Spicy sausage stuffed tomatoes

Posted on July 30, 2012

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These tomatoes make a great weeknight meal for the whole family.  They even taste a bit like pizza, especially if you are primal and choose to use the cheese.  If you don’t have tomatoes, this recipe is great with fresh zucchini or squash as well.  I served mine with a squash and quinoa salad.

1 lb spicy Italian sausage, casings removed

1 tbsp fresh oregano

1 tbsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp fresh basil

1 tbsp fresh parsley

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp fennel seeds

8-10 medium tomatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup shredded grass fed cheese (optional)

Prep tomatoes by cutting the tops off of each and scooping out the middle.  Reserve the insides in a small bowl.  Remove sausage from casings and brown in a pan with a bit of olive oil until cooked throughly.  In a medium bowl, combine cooked sausage, a couple of tbsp tomato filling, and minced herbs.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Fill hollowed tomatoes with sausage mixture, and arrange in a shallow baking dish.  Spoon the rest of the tomato filling over the tops of tomatoes and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil.  Cook in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until tomatoes are cooked through.  Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and serve.  Enjoy!

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