Friday, April 19, 2013

Bacon Tomato Jam

Our youngest daughter, Abbey, and her boyfriend invited us to dinner at their favorite restaurant where they served a unique condiment with their burgers.  Ryan encouraged me to taste it.  I knew I would be making a sweet Tomato Jam recipe and was excited to also make a savory version.
Bacon Tomato Jam
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1/4 lb smoked bacon,
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 lb. vine ripened tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less to suit your taste)
1/8 tsp allspice
juice of 1 lime

Partially cook bacon in pan; add onions and continue cooking until onions are softened and bacon crisp.  Drain any fat from pan. (I tilted the pan and blotted with a napkin) Add tomatoes, sugars, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, allspice and lime juice.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until very thick and all liquid is absorbed, about 45-60 minutes.

Serve as a condiment for burgers or grilled cheese
Yield: I got three small canning jars, about 1 cup total.  Keep refrigerated and use within a few days.  Freeze extra for longer storage.

I like to serve warm by microwaving for a few seconds before spreading on bun but you can serve cold or at room temp.
If you are looking for a sweet Tomato Jam that is yummy for spreading on biscuits, crackers or toast try Grandmom Gaskill's Tomato Jam

linking to: Simply Create

20 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sounds and looks so yummy!!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for your visit and kind words!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Melanie said...

Looks so yummy!! Can't wait to have good fresh tomatoes from my garden! Ready to start canning now!!!

Walking on Sunshine said...

This looks great! Don't worry about your recipe not having garlic! We have quite a few recipes that don't include garlic. Come back and check out all the cupcakes and other sweet recipes being linked up today! :)

Gayle said...

Sounds and looks yummy.

Melissa Whitcher said...

What a great idea! This bacon tomato jam looks delicious!! Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I'm sure my followers would like to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!

Melissa
redflycreations.com

P.s. I love the new look of your blog! Just beautiful!!!

Gloria Baker said...

This look delicious!! love the color!
And I love and bookmarked ypur cherry tomatos, mozarella and zucchini tart, look delicious!!

Keri On said...

Looks delicious! I'm getting behind on trying all of your wonderful recipes!...but don't let that slow you down! :)
Thanks so much...will definately need this around during bbq season. (All 3 days of it here in the NW!)

lindsey said...

This looks delicious and makes my mouth water to look at it :)

myletterstoemily said...

oh yum! that would be a fabulous
base for a nice spaghetti sauce, too.

EMMA said...

Both your tomato recipes sound delicious. I think I will be trying them both very soon.

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful post! I love your food photography and recipes!

NanaDiana said...

WHAT? I have never heard of any such thing. I am saving this recipe, Lorraine, because I KNOW MyHero will love it. When I try it I will let you know- xo Diana

Thistle Cove Farm said...

this looks amazing! recipe printed out and will make this soon, thank you.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like my kind of condiment! Happy Weekend:@)

Paula said...

This is right up my alley. The hamburger looks so inviting!

Lea Culp said...

I've never heard of anything quite like this. Most interesting!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This sounds so yum! I'm putting a pin in this recipe, can't wait to break out the grill and give it a try.
Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Patti

Susan said...

That looks lush.I'm sure you enjoyed that.Susan

Snap said...

This sounds so good. I love tomato jam anyway ... and bacon! WOW!

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks and sounds delish! Thanks so much for sharing ~

xo
Pat

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