Cheeseburger Stuffed Tomato

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These Cheeseburger Stuffed Tomatoes are a delicious low carb/keto dinner idea that helps use up tomatoes from your summer garden! 

a tomato filled with cheeseburger mixture on a wooden cutting board

This recipe came about as I was searching for more low carb dinner recipes that the whole family would enjoy. We had recently had a keto cheeseburger casserole that was a huge hit, so I wanted to try to recreate those flavors in a different way.

No one in this house will ever say not a cheeseburger, so I mixed and matched our favorite flavors until I had a winning combo.

Then I needed something to eat it with or on or in… you know, since we can’t just grab a roll if we’re trying to watch our carbs.

While I’m a fan of stuffed peppers, especially Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers that are also low carb, a pepper doesn’t really remind me of cheeseburgers.

But a tomato does! I can never have a burger without a thick, juicy slice of tomato!

So I remembered my favorite smoked meat shack at the beach and how much I loved their chicken salad in a tomato shell. And I knew that was the “vessel” that my cheeseburger mixture belonged to!

Cheeseburger Stuffed Tomatoes

  1. The first step is to finely dice a medium onion and mince a clove of garlic.
  2. In a frying pan, saute the onion in a little bit of olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic and stir together for a minute.
  4. Then add a pound of ground beef and stir together, cooking until no longer pink.
  5. Drain the fat and transfer ground beef to a mixing bowl.
  6. Add a tablespoon each of ketchup and mustard, some salt and pepper to taste, 3/4 cup of shredded cheese and about 2 tablespoons of diced pickles.cheeseburger mixture in a green bowl
  7. Mix that all together really well and then set aside.
  8. Take 4 large tomatoes and cut the top off like a cap. Use a spoon to spoon out all the inside seeds and membranes until you have a hollow bowl.
  9. Spoon your cheeseburger mixture into your tomato shells.
  10. At this point, you could just start eating it if you wanted. But I like to heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake them for about 5 minutes. I don’t want the tomato to get mushy and cooked. But I like when the cheeseburger mixture gets all melty and gooey with the cheese.

a tomato filled with cheeseburger mixture on a wooden cutting board

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Tomato

These Cheeseburger Stuffed Tomatoes are a delicious low carb/keto dinner idea that helps use up tomatoes from your summer garden! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger stuffed tomato
Servings: 4
Calories: 458kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Mustard
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. Pickles finely diced
  • 4 large Tomatoes

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium high heat, heat olive oil. Add diced onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and stir to combine. Cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain fat and transfer cooked meat mixture to a bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Stir in ketchup, mustard, cheese and pickles. Stir well to combine.
  • Cut of the tops of each tomato and scoop out the insides so you're left with a hollow tomato. Scoop the cheeseburger mixture into each tomato shell.
  • Cook for 5 minutes to melt cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1761IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 3mg

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