Taco Franks And Mac Bake from Creamettes

It seems like every cookbook or recipe booklet I pick up has a recipe featuring hot dogs, frankfurters, wieners or what ever you chose to call them. It could just be selective vision at work, I have frugal recipes on my mind lately.
This recipe is from Tried & True Money Saving Meals, 1981, from Creamettes and Borden. Creamettes brand is of course the makers of macaroni, spaghetti and egg noodles. This little booklet even features a section titled Elegant & Inexpensive. Sorry I have a hard time thinking of macaroni as elegant. The Taco Franks comes from the appropriately titled Money-Saving Main Dishes section.

Taco Franks And Mac Bake

1 (7-ounce) package or 2 cups uncooked Creamettes Elbow Macaroni, cooked as package directs and drained

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/4 cup margarine or butter

2 (10-3/4 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup

1 cup water

1 (1-1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix

1 pound frankfurters, cut into quarters

Buttered soft bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large skillet, cook onion and green pepper in margarine until tender. Stir in soup, water and taco seasoning.; blend until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil; simmer 10 minutes. In large bowl, combine cooked macaroni, tomato mixture and frankfurters, mix well. Turn into greased 2-quart baking dish, top with crumbs. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings


Kathy said...

I would never have thought of this combination of ingredients on my own. The older booklets do seem to have a lof or recipes using frankfurters, don't they? Not so much anymore.

Dana said...

It seems like hot dogs have been popular forever! Very appropriate
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~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Rochelle..Hope you had a nice
4th(:) Hotdogs are always a good way to go (:) hehe
Love your banner up top.. come by sometime~~
hugs Patty