Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
These tomatoes are great all year long!
- 2 slices bacon, chopped (thick slices)
- 1 slice good white bread, crusts trimmed
- 1 celery, chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons minced onions
- 1 1⁄2 lbs very ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges
- 1 -2 teaspoon packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp. Remove the bacon from the rendered drippings with a slotted spoon, drain it, and reserve.
- Cut the bread into bite-size cubes, stir them into the hot drippings, and cook until lightly toasted. (Warning: they cook pretty fast, so don't leave them unattended!) Remove the bread cubes with a slotted spoon and reserve them.
- Stir the celery and onion into the remaining drippings (there won't be much left), then cover and sweat the veggies for about 3 minutes, until soft.
- Add the tomatoes and the remaining seasonings, cover again, and continue cooking for about 15 more minutes, until the tomatoes are juicy and tender. If they are down-right soupy, uncover and cook over high heat briefly to eliminate some of the liquid. Just before serving, mix in the reserved bread cubes and bacon.
- Note: This can also be made using canned whole tomatoes. Just take a utility knife and chop the tomatoes while still in the can, then use as directed.
Yummy is the right word. I love bacon with tomatoes.This is a comfort food to me.Thanks for posting.