Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Oat Bran Breadcrumbs

Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Oat Bran Breadcrumbs

Prepare the Breadcrumbs first

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbs Oat Bran
  • 3 tbs fat free cream cheese or 3 wedges of low-fat laughing cow cheese (any flavor)
  • 3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 ts dried basil
  • 1/2 dried oregano
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3-4 tbs water
  • 3 tbs shredded parmesan

Directions:

  1. Combine & whisk all ingredients together, except for the last two.
  2. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until the batter gets to a crepe-like batter consistency. (No more than 4 tbs)
  3. Heat a skillet on medium with cooking spray.
  4. Pour about 1/4 of batter into skillet and tilt to form a round, thin crepe-like circle.
  5. Brown both sides of the crepes and set aside. Continue the process until all of the batter is used.
  6. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  7. Place crepes on a cooking sheet with cooking spray and toast until crispy.
  8. Once out of the oven, allow crepes to cool.
  9. Roughly shred the crepes to fit into a food processor or blender.
  10. Process to a breadcrumb consistency.
  11. Add parmesan cheese to the breadcrumb mixture.

Tomatoes & Stuffing

Try it with bell peppers!

Ingredients:

  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tbs seasoning salt
  • 1 ts pepper
  • 2 ts italian-herb seasoning

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Cut off tops of tomatoes and use spoon to clean out the insides.
  • Heat skillet on medium with cooking spray.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add diced bell peppers and onions & saute until slightly tender.
  • Set vegetable mixture aside & brown the ground beef.
  • Add salt, pepper, & italian-herb seasoning.
  • Combine vegetables, ground beef, & 1-2 hand full of breadcrumbs.
  • Lightly spray baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Stuff tomatoes with ground beef mix and top with breadcrumbs.
  • Place tomatoes in baking dish and lightly spray tops with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

(breadcrumbs source: http://dukanitout.com/holiday-parties-recipes-and-ideas/)

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