Friday, December 14, 2012

Food Friday- Tomato & Bacon Jam

A few weeks ago my husband and I ate out and he ordered a meatloaf sandwich.  I thought it was an odd choice at the time, but it came with a tomato and bacon jam that was beyond amazing.  I had to find a recipe and make it at home.  I did (original recipe HERE), and it TASTES SO FREAKING GOOD!!!  Seriously, it doesn't sound appetizing and it doesn't even look that appealing, but this stuff is addictive. 

Here's what you'll need...
  • 1/2 pound smoked bacon
  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 yellow sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce (I added about 10 dashes of Sriracha instead.  I think it took it over the top)
Cook your bacon and crumble it.  Put everything else in a pot and bring it to a boil.  Add the bacon.  Turn the heat down to medium low and let it simmer for an hour.  Check it about every 10 minutes or so and stir.  You'll go from a big pot of stuff to a little bit of gooeyness.  Scoop that stuff into a container and it will keep in the fridge for a week, but I promise it won't last that long.  

We made some breakfast burritos last night and put some of this on there. I just can't even tell you how good it was.  I'm going to make some meatloaf tonight and slather it with this jam.  This would make a great Christmas gift for the foodie in your life too!  And it couldn't be easier to make.  Please, do yourself a favor and try this out!

 

12 comments :

  1. This sounds really really good. I might have to try this but swap out the sugar for some honey!

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    1. I think it would turn out really well with honey!

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  2. What a weird combo. Bacon makes everything so delish though!!

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  3. That sounds delicious! I wonder if it would work with turkey bacon or fakon (veggie bacon).

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    1. I think it would be fine. It just needs the salty, smokey flavor to it.

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  4. I wouldn't have thought of it, but it does sound scrumptious!

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    1. I sure wouldn't have either. But it's awesome!

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  5. definitely intrigued; i'm sure my brothers will love this

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  6. Yummy yummy! Sounds unusual but so delicious!

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    1. It does sound weird but it's such a yummy condiment.

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