Grape-nuts cereal adds the special crunch.

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

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