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Depression Casserole

Through the years, I often found myself serving this casserole just before payday. It's a family favorite and truly an end-of-the-month budget stretcher—that's why I thought the name "Depression Casserole" was so appropriate.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot dogs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Toast points or cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in ketchup, water, vinegar, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Place hot dogs in a 1-qt. baking dish; pour sauce over. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. If desired, serve over toast points or rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 360 calories, 30g fat (12g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1216mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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