Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tomato Bacon Jam with a kick


8 stips bacon, chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes, slice on half
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
3 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 lemon, Large, juiced
1/2 tsp red crushed pepper flakes
1 TBS basil, chopped
salt and course black pepper, to taste


1.  Fry bacon until crispy on both sides.  Approx 4-5 mins on each side.  Remove and place on paper towel.  Reserve 4 TBS bacon grease.
2.  In medium size skillet heat bacon grease on med/high heat.  Add bacon, tomatoes, onions  and garlic.  Sautee until soft.  Approx 8-10 mins.  Lower heat to medium.  Stir
3.  Add sugar and vinegar.  Cook down until sugar dissolves.  Approx. 3-4 mins.  Stir
4.  Add juice from 1 lemon, pepper flakes and basil.  Stir.  Season with salt and course black pepper.  Stir 

Serve with favorite meat or as topping on toasted bread

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