Homemade Bacon Ketchup

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10 Min
1 Hr 5 Min


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  • 1 medium
    onion, diced into small pieces
  • 10 clove
    garlic, diced into small pieces
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    whole peeled tomatoes, strained and chopped
  • 4
    red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, destemmed and chopped
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 4 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme, or more to taste
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 6 +
    pieces thick bacon

How to Make Homemade Bacon Ketchup


  1. Saute onion and garlic until tender and caramelized in a tablespoon or two of oil.
  2. Add brown sugar to caramelized onions and garlic, and cook a couple of minutes until well integrated. Add tomatoes, roast bell peppers, paprika, bay leaf and fresh thyme.
  3. Simmer about 1 hour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add balsamic vinegar at the end. (This will balance the sugar.)
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bacon strips on a baking sheet in the oven until it is crispy all over. Drain on paper towels, and dice into small pieces; fold into ketchup.
  5. Keeps well in a refrigerated container for about three weeks.

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