Southern Tomato Casserole

Southern Tomato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup bread cubes
  • 1 med. onion
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cut-up tomatoes
  • Dash Tabasco
  • Dash sweet dried leaf basil
  • Crushed saltine crackers, for topping
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Melt butter in skillet; add bread cubes and brown lightly. Add more butter if needed and lightly brown onions. Fry bacon in another skillet; drain bacon and crumble into the butter and bread mixture.
  2. Add sugar, tomatoes, Tabasco, and basil; mix together to blend well, then spoon into 2 quart casserole dish.
  3. Cover with crushed crackers. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes. Add cheese on top last 15 minutes.