6 Ripe tomatoes { I like the hothouse ones or something similar }

4 Slices of bacon { And add one in there for yourself, oh and one for your dog…so 6 total! }

1 lb grass fed ground beef

1 Egg

1 Medium Onion, fine dice

1 Tbsp Fresh Basil {Feel free to use dried}

1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley {Feel free to use dried}

1 Tsp dried Rosemary

3 Garlic cloves, chopped up super fine

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt + Pepper



Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees

Get that bacon cookin’ in a pan, while that’s going Slice the top off of your tomato so it’s intact and you can use it to top your tomato later {see picture}.

Scoop out the inside of the tomato { I used a knife along the edge of what I was scooping out to make it easier}. Save the inside of the tomatoes!

You can use it to make a tomato sauce later on!

Set your empty tomatoes aside. By now your bacon should be done, put it on a paper towel to let drain.

In a bowl combine your herbs, ground beef, egg, garlic, onion.

Then take your bacon and tear it into small pieces into the mixture {or you could chop it… I’m lazy so i tear it… and that way primal puggle and I can sneak a bite here and there}. Give it another good mix so it’s combine.

Put your tomatoes in a baking pan with sides to it.

Fill each tomato with your meat mixture {And I mean fill it people! Don’t be stingy the more the better} and top with it’s little tomato “hat”

Drizzle a smidge bit of olive oil on top of each and sprinkle with a bit of salt + Pepper.

Bake for about 25-35 Minutes.

While it’s baking you’ve got time to munch on your bacon slice!

Let cool for a few minutes, I served it with a side salad.

I drizzled a little bit of Balsamic Vinegar over the tomatoes {so yummy}.