Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
- 6 slices bacon, cut up
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green pepper
- 3 cups cooked rice (1 cup uncooked)
- 2 cups canned tomatoes
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- In a skillet, fry the bacon until it is crisp; remove from skillet and drain off most of the fat.
- Add onion and green pepper to bacon fat and cook over medium heat until the onion is yellowed.
- Add remaining ingredients and cook uncovered over low heat for abou 15 minutes, or until hot.
- NOTE: you can heat the oven to 400 degrees and combine the cooked bacon, onion and pepper with the rice and tomatoes, salt and pepper, in a baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- ALSO, you can substitute jarred or packaged cooked bacon bits, genuine or soy-imitation.
This is the EXACT recipe I remember my mom making in the late '60's and early '70's! My mom's Betty Crocker cookbook was lost in a divorce settlement and I am not on good terms with my father, SO thank you so much for posting this! I vividly remember the sight, smell, and process that my mom used to make! :)
I have been making this for years! When I first made it, I added a lb. of browned ground beef; Recently, for a healthier version, I use turkey bacon, brown rice and add a lb. of browned ground turkey - it's still delicious!
I've made this recipe many times over the years and love it. I am a snow bird and didn't have the recipe with me in Arizona, but was happy to find it on your website. The only difference is that I add a topping of either cheddar or jack cheese before baking. Otherwise it's the same. Sometimes I substitue a can of Rotelle (Original) instead of the diced tomatoes. JW