Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Another recipe from the 1980 version of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church cookbook from Muir, Pennsylvania that was given to me by my Nana when I became an adult. This recipe was submitted to the cookbook by Eva Smith. The printed version of this recipe makes me giggle because there is a typo where the hot dogs are called 'hot gods'. Eva didn't specify serving yield, so I am guessing.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups macaroni, uncooked
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 lb hot dog
- 1 green pepper
- 2 (16 ounce) cans tomatoes
- 1 cup American cheese, grated
- Melt butter in Dutch oven.
- Cut hot dogs in half and then into small pieces.
- Simmer onion, pepper and hot dogs in butter for about 10 minutes or until brown.
- Sprinkle macaroni over top.
- Add salt, tomatoes and water.
- Cover; bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 12 minutes).
- Stir in cheese and simmer until cheese melts.
Ahhh this takes me back. This is one of those classics I will just never tire of! If you want to shortcut even more, skip the peppers and tomatoes and just add a health scoop of salsa! Also good with a scoop of chili. PS - CONGRATS on your health! You are looking so fabulous and I totally commend your effort, dedication and willpower!
I gave this a 4 because while kids loved it, my husband and I only thought it was so-so.
A lovely simple dish to "throw" together on a FRiday night, real comfort food. I had all the ingredients on hand so it too about 3 minutes to get organised & then wait for it to cook. A winner with DH & toddler DD. Thanks for posting!