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sauce essentials: sweet/savory tomato jam

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I have been using this recipe for years, and besides a few minor alterations, it is the same tomato jam that I discovered way back when. I love it on crackers, meatloaf, steaks; even hotdogs. It is a very versatile jam. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sauce essentials: sweet/savory tomato jam

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 md
    shallots chopped finely
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 14.4 oz
    diced tomatoes, 1 can
  • 14.4 oz
    diced, fire roasted tomatoes, 1 can
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make sauce essentials: sweet/savory tomato jam

  • 1
  • 2
    One of my favorite brands of canned tomatoes is Cento, another good brand is Hunts. Both deliver good consistent tomato flavor.
  • 3
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Add the olive oil to a saucepan over medium heat.
  • 5
    Add the shallots, and cook until they begin to soften, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 60 seconds.
  • 7
    Whisk in all the other ingredients; except the items labeled: Additional Ingredients.
  • 8
    Bring up to a simmer, and then cook until most of the excess liquid is evaporated, and the jam is nice and thick, about 35 - 40 minutes.
  • 9
    Puree in a food processor, then add the lemon juice, and season with salt, and pepper, to taste.
  • 10
    Allow to cool, then place into a non-reactive, tightly sealed container, and place in the fridge.
  • 11
    Chef’s Note: It should remain fresh for several weeks.
  • 12
  • So yummy
    During the holidays, I will take a cracker, smear with some cream cheese, and then add a dollop of this tomato jam on top. In addition, it works well as a topping for burgers, steaks, and meatloaf. Enjoy.
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