Frankfurter Friday- Taco Franks and Mac Bake

I am moving my blog Hots Dogs, Wieners and Franks over to this one. It is just too confusing to have a bunch of separate blogs. Those recipes are vintage too, so they fit in here.
This is the intro I have on that blog: 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

1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

Boy oh boy, do I know what you mean. I'm having quite a time keeping up myself:)

It's funny you should mention hot dogs. So many of those vintage books include recipes for hot dogs. Sometimes, I actually crave them when I retire for the evening.

I'm not sure about this one though:)

Thanks for sharing, Rochelle...