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Green Tomato and Bacon Jam

Russ Myers


A savory condiment used on sandwiches, as an appetizer, and amazing mixed into burger meat.


★★★★★ 3 votes

2 Pints
20 Min
1 Hr


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4 c
green tomatoes, cored and chopped (about 3 pounds)
2 c
sweet onion, chopped (1 large)
1 c
white sugar
3 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 dash(es)
hot sauce
8 slice
bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

How to Make Green Tomato and Bacon Jam


  • 1Wash and core the tomatoes.
    Process in food processor until finely chopped. Pour into 3 quart saucepan
    Quarter onions, process in food processor until finely chopped. Pour into tomato mixture
  • 2Add the sugar, vinegar, and seasonings: mix well.
  • 3Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. ┬áReduce heat to medium, stir in bacon, and cook until thickened and jammy (about an hour).
    Continue stirring frequently (every 5 minutes)
    Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • 4Transfer to sterile jars when cool. Store in freezer up to six months
  • 5TIP:

    For burgers, 1 tablespoon per quarter pound burger tastes delicious to my family.  Just add the jam to the ground meat, then season, shape, and cook the patties as you normally prefer.

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About Green Tomato and Bacon Jam

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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