This is such a Southern dish served over biscuits for breakfast, rice for supper or mashed potatoes. I like it with pasta and I use leftover gravy in hamburger dishes. A great way to use up all those tomatoes from the garden.
Cut up tomatoes in bowl. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and garlic powder and mix with a spoon. Put bacon drippings in a hot skillet on stovetop. Add flour and make a roux or cook until thick. Pour in tomatoes and water and cook until the consistency of gravy. Serve over biscuits.