Thank you to Tuttorosso Tomatoes for sponsoring this recipe for Tomato Jam with Bacon. All opinions are my own.
Why wait for tomato season to make Tomato Jam with Bacon? Tuttorosso Tomatoes taste just like fresh and make the best tomato jam.
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I use to be a captive to tomato season thinking I could only make the best tomato dishes in that small slot of time. Since I tried Tuttorosso Tomatoes my presumption has been shattered, earth shatteringly so. First I tried them right out of the can. Immediately I noticed that they tasted like tomatoes not the can itself. Therefore, I decided to try them in bruschetta for my Portobello Bruschetta Pizzas. The bruschetta tasted so fresh.
Finally I am ready to try making tomato jam. Tomato Jam has been on my “must make” list for a couple of years now. My desire for homemade tomato jam started with dinner at a favorite restaurant of ours. Their most popular pasta dish is topped with a dollop of fresh tomato jam. Wow, oh, wow does the tomato jam make this dish. In fact the jam is so good, I would be happy to eat it with a spoon.
At first, I thought I would have to wait for summer to use tomatoes at their peak. Luckily my husband surprised me by making tomato jam out of a can of Tuttorosso Tomatoes he had found in the pantry. To say he was proud of himself would be an understatement. He literally preened with excitement and pride over his tomato jam. Since I am just a tad competitive when it comes to cooking, I had to make my own. I could not be outdone. Oh no siree!
In fact I added bacon to my tomato jam. This leads me to a great tip. There is no need to wait for tomato season to make your favorite tomato dishes. Just use Tuttorosso Tomatoes and your dish will taste like fresh tomatoes. Tuttorosso uses special can liners to lock in fresh vine ripened tomato flavor, fresh flavor. Plus their cans have no BPA and are non-GMO verified. They are not only the best-selling Italian inspired canned tomato brand in the US, but they are also the only brand I will use. Truth!
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Makes 2 cups
- 4 slices center cut bacon
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 28 oz. Tuttorosso diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
Place bacon into a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cooking until bacon is crisp.
Drain off any fat.
Add onions and saute until tender.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
Optional: use an immersion blender to puree tomatoes. (I preferred mine chunky)
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.
I calculated 0 Weight Watcher Smartpoints per serving.
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