Tomato Bloghop: Barbecue Tomatoes Stuffed with Oka

A lovely plump and ripe tomato. Now times that 4 and stuff it with amazing Oka cheese, bacon, onions, bread, eggs and more. Oh so simple and good. A perfect choice for this month Love Bloghop.

Oka cheese is a local cheese in Montreal, originally manufactured by the Trappist monks, who are located in Oka, Quebec, Canada. It is a pressed, semi-soft cheese that is surface ripened for some 30 days. It has a distinctive flavor, very flavorful but not overwhelming. If you do not have any Oka where you love try to match it up with a similar cheese, like Raclette or Emmenthal.

Ξ Barbecue Tomatoes Stuffed with Oka Ξ
original recipe from

2 slices bacon, finely chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
4 medium tomatoes
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 eggs, beaten
1 slice whole wheat bread, diced
1/3 cup 10 % cream
1 cup shredded or diced Canadian Oka, rind removed
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preheat barbecue (or oven) to 450 °F (230 °C). In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon with onion until onion is soft. Remove from heat and cool. Cut a ‘hat’ off top and scoop out inside of each tomato. Add remaining ingredients to bacon mixture, combining well, and use to stuff tomatoes. Place ‘hat’ on top of each tomato and barbecue (or bake) for about 10 minutes.

July is #tomatolove month!

Please join in on the #tomatolove fun by linking up any tomato recipe from the month of July 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #tomatolove event! The twitter hashtag is #tomatolove :).

Meet my fellow co-hosts…

Evelyne @ Cheap, Ethnic, Eatz, @cethniceatz
Junia @ Mis Pensamientos, @juniakk
T.R. @ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies, @TRCrumbley
Jess @ Oh Cake, @jesshose
Sheila @ Pippi’s In the Kitchen Again, @shlylais
Helena @ Rico sin Azúcar, @ricosinazucar
Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice, @tspbasil
Liz @ That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!, @thatskinnychick
Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack, @veganyackattack
Suzanne @ You Made That?, @YouMadeThatblog
Cindy @ Vegetarian Mamma, @vegetarianmamma
Elizabeth @ Queen’s Notebook, @Mango_Queen

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17 comments to Tomato Bloghop: Barbecue Tomatoes Stuffed with Oka

  • […] was inspired by two past recipes I have posted here: the Barbecue Tomatoes Stuffed with Oka and the Shrimp Saganaki. I just substituted the stuffing for the saganaki. I did cook the […]

  • Gus

    They look yummy :) I looove tomatoes, specially stuffed! Wish I had a tomato recipy to share.

  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    oh my goodness, i love how the juices are oozing out of the tomatoes! YUMM. great recipe!

  • I never made stuffed tomatoes. This recipes sounds delicious! I have to give it a try especially that I love Oka cheese.

  • I love this take on stuffed tomatoes! I’ve never had Oka cheese, but it’s funny, the Trappist Monks in my area are famous for making bread that’s available in local grocery stores…I wonder if they make a cheese that’s similar to Oka. I’m going to find out!

  • Nice stuffed tomatoes Evelyne…and thanks for the links…will check on them :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • These tomatoes look seriously appetizing! We stuff tomatoes in Greece with rice and herbs. I am going to try these as well!

  • I’m a HUGE tomato fan (despite I started to get allergic reaction since early 20s) and can’t live without it. This looks fabulous!! I can’t believe I’ve never tried stuffed tomatoes before. This will go to my to make list for sure!!

  • Liz

    Ooooh, I love these!!!! The filling sounds just delectable…so cheesy :) Fabulous idea for #tomato love!!!

  • This is exactly my favorite thing about the blogging community, learning about the other kinds of foods we all eat. Since I can’t get Oka cheese in my neck of the woods, what would you recommend as a substitute?

  • I adore stuffed tomatoes! And the melting cheese makes them look even more tempting!

  • This cheese sounds so amazing…and you know I just love cheese! Will have to see if any of our specialty shops carry it :) And these tomatoes look delicious!
    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

  • Grilled tomatoes are perfect for this season! I love them tons, and this recipe looks absolutely beautiful. Great job!

  • Ooh, these look really good and I’m intrigued by Oka – will see if I can find it at my local cheese shop!

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen

    What gorgeous looking stuffed tomatoes ~ love these ! Thanks for sharing the tomato-love with us!

  • ooooh! i’m moving out to toronto at the end of the summer so i’ll be able to make it out at some point to get some oka!

    p.s. will try to come up with a new tomato dish to link up this month!

    Small side note: Tomorrow (wed) is the very first posting for our Fresh Foods Link Up! Come share your CSA collections, farmer’s market treasures, home grown/raised hauls, and/or any seasonal recipes or DIY projects or tutorials! We’ve got a way for bloggers AND blog readers to participate!

  • Awesome, love all kinds of cheese! stuffed tomatoes are always great, so juicy and tasty, well done 😉

    Happy #tomato bloghop!