How to make it

  • Cut bacon and onion finely.
  • In a large non-stick skillet or dutch oven, cook bacon until partially browned.
  • Add onion and cook until bacon is done.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes, undrained.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for one hour to blend flavors.
  • Cook elbow macaroni as directed on package.
  • Drain macaroni.
  • When bacon-tomato mixture is done, pour over macaroni.
  • Stir to mix.
  • Add a dollop of butter or margarine and enjoy!

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  • cantretire 3 years ago
    I never had a recipe but have been making this for many years. Didn't know what to call it so for lack of a proper name, we just called it Slop....sorry "bout that. We like it because it is quick and very easy and pretty good too.
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  • fancypants 5 years ago
    I was searching the net for this recipe. It came up on the 2nd page due to the name. The name most people call this is macaroni and tomato. It is a great comfort food, the bacon is the star.
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  • daddydoug 6 years ago
    Rationing? During the Depression? I think you're getting your eras mixed up. Rationing didn't happen until WWII. Nice recipe though. My mom, who grew up in the Depression, used to make a macaroni tomato dish like that in the 60s.
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  • yumyumm 6 years ago
    Your story is almost identical to my Depression Chops. It was a meal my grandmother made and showed her daughter-in-law (my mom)how to make. There was never a name for the recipe until I started telling my friends the recipe and I had to call it something! I will post the recipe soon.
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  • chefjeb 7 years ago
    This is similar to my hard times hamburger casserole, but without the meat and some diferent seasonings. I remember as a child during WWII (showing my age) when meat was rationed and often just not available, Mother made it without the meat or with just a little bit. For another depression era dish, check the Depression-era cereal on my page. I often wonder what would happen if today's generations had to suffer those hard times. Another meal, if you had enough ration stamps, was to take a can of Spam and bake it with tomato sauce.
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  • coffeebean53 7 years ago
    I love the history you gave in your summary. It amazes me when I think about what my Grandparents had to do to feed their families during that time.
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