from the kitchen of mrs. pete's
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
10 large tomatoes (peppers, zucchinis and eggplants are also great to stuff)
1/2 cup mr. pete's
1 large onion chopped
1 garlic chopped
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 medium zucchini peeled and grated
1 cup rice
1 cup beef broth
Pulp from tomatoes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice off top of tomatoes and scoop out centers and seeds (save pulp and tomato tops).
In deep pan add 2 tablespoons mr. pete's and onions and stir for 2-3 minutes.
Add ground beef and pork, garlic, parsley, zucchini, tomato paste, soy sauce and salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes.
Then add 3/4 pulp and rice and stir for 5 minutes.
Next add beef broth and continue stirring for 5 minutes.
Remove pan from fire and add parmesan and mix.
Arrange tomatoes in pan and fill each shell with mixture and top with tomato top.
Save two tablespoons of mixture and add remainder of pulp and mr. pete's - then mix and pour over tomato shells.
Cover pan with tin foil and bake for 1 hour at 350.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until rice is tender.