Vegetable: Tomato Casserole

posted by Connie 08-20-101 6:54 PM

Tomato Casserole

1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes
1/2 c. chopped celery
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. basil
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped bell pepper
1/4 c. sugar (or equivalent of Sweet 'N Low)
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. bread crumbs (see note)

Saute onion, celery and bell pepper in butter. Add tomatoes, sugar, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Mix cornstarch and vinegar together, then add to hot mixture. It will begin to thicken. Mix well and pour into casserole dish.

Sprinkle with bread crumbs (see below). Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Serves 4 to 6.

Bread crumbs note: Melt 1 tablespoon oleo in saucepan and add 1/2 cup bread crumbs.

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