When I was a kid (elementary school age), this was our dinner (with copious amounts of white bread and soft butter) on the night of the Academy Awards each year. My mom, dad, and I would sit at a 'special event" card table with the fold-out legs and matching fold-out chairs in front of the (1950's style) TV screen and watch the whole program. I could stay up late for the occasion. Needless to say, it has a special place in my food memories. —jph
1 for dinner; 2 as a side
can kidney beans, drained
(8-oz) can tomato sauce
strips bacon, diced
small (or 1/2 medium) onion, chopped
In This Recipe
Fry bacon until crisp; remove from pan with slotted spoon.
Add onions, cook until soft.
Return bacon to pan.
Add tomato sauce and beans; blend.
Cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.