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Anyone Have Any "Depression Era" Recipes?

I'm making something today that my father said they used to have when he was a child growing up during the depression. I'm sure mine is a simplified version of it, because I use a canned sauce. His mother just used to call it "Lickdob." Lickdob was anything thrown together to make a meal. The Lickdob I'm making today is yummy. Here goes:


1 lb. browned ground beef (cooked & drained)

1 small onion (chopped)

1 clove garlic (smashed and chopped finely)

Any type of pasta that you have on hand...cooked (as much as you want)

1 26 oz. can Del Monte spaghetti sauce (or Ragu sauce...or any brand)

1 small can mushrooms (optional) - drained

Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic. Drain fat. Cook pasta separately. Drain. Combine pasta with ground beef and mushrooms, and pour spaghetti sauce over it. Mix well. Heat thoroughly.

Can be creative with this recipe. Use ground turkey if you prefer, whatever type of pasta you choose, and your favorite spaghetti sauce.

It's just inexpensive comfort food...yummy.

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