Stewed tomatoes might be one of the simplest side dishes. At its basic, it's just a can of whole tomatoes simmered with sugar and white bread to thicken. Somehow, this simple dish is so much better than other canned tomato dishes.
Serve these savory tomatoes on their own as a side dish to accompany any meat. They become an appetizer when served with a side of crusty bread. Those with a real craving for good Southern comfort food can eat them on top of their favorite cream cheese grits.