Depression Era -Hoover Stew

June 8, 2022

Ingredients For Hoover Stew

1 box of macaroni
1 or 2 cans of whole stewed tomatoes
1 package of hot dogs
1 can of corn and/or 1 can of beans (chickpeas, kidney, pinto, or chili beans)

How To Make Hoover Stew

Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the box.
While the pasta cooks, slice the hot dogs into thin “coins.”
Open cans of tomatoes and corn or beans, but do not drain.
Combine the contents of the cans and the hot dog slices in a large pot, and bring to a simmer
Break up the tomatoes into small chunks as the mixture heats.
Drain the macaroni when it is barely al dente. Reserve the cooking water to add to the stew, if needed.
Add the macaroni, and continue simmering until all of the ingredients are thoroughly heated and the hot dogs are cooked.

Optional Alterations

If you are not a fan of processed meat or hot dogs then get creative. Try substituting cooked hamburger, 2- 3 boneless skinless chicken thighs (diced into 1/2 inch pieces), orĀ  1-2 boneless skinless breast of chicken (diced into 1/2 inch pieces) for the hot dogs. Make sure to well season the meat with salt and pepper, or add a tablespoon of taco seasoning (equal parts onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, oregano, and paprika).