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homemade bacon ketchup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Brandy Bender
Darrington, WA

Found this recipe posted on my Facebook wall.

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients For homemade bacon ketchup

  • 1 md
    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
    whole peeled tomatoes, strained and chopped
  • 4
    red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, destemmed and chopped
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 4 sprig
    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.