Grape-nuts cereal adds the special crunch.
- 4 pounds medium tomatoes
- 1/2 cup ground beef
- 1/4 cup onion chopped fine
- 1/4 tablespoon celery chopped fine
- 2 cups butter
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon Post Grape-Nuts cereal
- 1 cup salt
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scoop out tomatoes, reserving pulp. Brown meat in a skillet, remove and set aside. Sauté onions and celery in butter until onion is tender. Add pulp and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil; simmer 5 to 8 minutes, or until pulp is tender. In a bowl combine meat, cereal, remaining 1/4 cup water, salt and half of the sauce. Place tomatoes in a shallow baking dish; fill with meat mixture. Pour remaining sauce over tomatoes, sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender.
Photo by Galen Ludwick Harris