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jam essentials: spicy tomato topper

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Put this together yesterday. It similar to a topping you might find on Spanish tapas, but with some different ingredients. I use it for appetizers, Hor d’ oeuvres, burgers, or to top a meatloaf. Experiment… Have fun. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jam essentials: spicy tomato topper

  • 14 oz
    diced tomatoes, 1 can, including juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar, or plain white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed

How To Make jam essentials: spicy tomato topper

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a small saucepan to make this recipe
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Add all of the ingredients, except the lemon juice to a small saucepan, over medium-low heat.
  • 5
    Allow to slowly simmer until it begins to thicken.
  • 6
    Depending your definition of “simmer” the process could take from 1 – 2 hours. Just make sure it is low-and-slow.
  • 7
    Add the lemon juice and do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
  • 8
  • So yummy
    Idea #1: Soften some cream cheese, add a few spices (salt, pepper, cumin, etc.), mix in a bit of breadcrumbs for crunch, place on a tasting spoon, and top with some tomato topper. Idea #2: Same as Idea $1, except serve on toast points or crackers. Idea #3: Use it to top a meatloaf, or burger. Have fun with it. Enjoy.
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