Feb 19, 2014

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Bacon sandwich. Technically speaking I shouldn’t even have to write anything else after these two words, right? But I will, like I always do. I just don’t know when to shut up.

The story is short and sweet; saw this divine combination of bacon and tomato jam in a Triple D episode about a place named Cutty’s in Boston. I’m such a die-hard Triple D fan, it’s pathetic. But anyway, you could almost see a lightbulb go off in my head. I needed this sandwich and I needed it fast. So I tried it, tweaked it just a tiny bit and it came out nothing short of amazing.

Really, you should try it, too! All the green you’ll be adding gives a wonderful false sense of healthy. It works!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup (light) brown sugar
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (or 2/3 tsp regular salt)
1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper
pinch of cinnamon
+
toasted bread
Hellmann’s
cooked bacon
arugula

 

Directions:

Wash the tomatoes thoroughly, give them a rough chop and transfer them to a saucepan.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Add the sugar, salt, pepper, chili flakes, cinnamon, cumin and ginger.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Squeeze in the lemon juice.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Stir well and bring it to a boil.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Lower the heat and let the tomatoes simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

For me 30 minutes was the magic time. Use a thermometer; the jam is done at 104Cº (220Fº).
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Transfer the jam to a sterilised jar and let it cool off. Mine was only half full, but that’s okay; I’m storing it in the fridge and using it straight away.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Thinly spread some Hellmann’s on toast, top with the lettuce, bacon and jam.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

This tastes so, so very good.
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich
Ingredients
    1 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup (light) brown sugar
    3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (or 2/3 tsp regular salt)
    1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    pinch of cinnamon
    +
    toasted bread
    Hellmann’s
    cooked bacon
    arugula

Directions
    Wash the tomatoes thoroughly, give them a rough chop and transfer them to a saucepan. Add the sugar, salt, pepper, chili flakes, cinnamon, cumin and ginger and squeeze in the lemon juice. Stir well, bring to a boil then lower the heat and let it simmer until it reaches 104Cº (220Fº), which will take roughly 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the jam to a sterilised jar and let it cool off. Mine was only half full, but that’s okay; I’m storing it in the fridge and using it straight away. Thinly spread some Hellmann’s on toast, top with the lettuce, bacon and jam.

Meal type: Lunch, Jam
Servings: 1
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    17 Comments »

    1. 1

      Oh yum! A new way to use tomato jam. Love the stuff!

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Feb 19, 2014 @ 2:56 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Ok, ok, you convinced me completely with just the title. Seriously… That looks delicious! But than bacon, sandwich and jam… that’s nothing short of a match made in heaven right?

      Simone on Feb 20, 2014 @ 10:50 pm Reply
      1. You are so gonna love this jam!

        Kay on Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:20 pm Reply
    3. 3

      I did basically the same thing but for the tomato I used canned Rotel tomatos which kicked it up a notch.

      Ken on Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:53 am Reply
      1. I used to be able to buy Rotel here in NL. Loved it!

        Kay on Feb 21, 2014 @ 8:18 am Reply
    4. 4

      I tried this last evening.  My husband and I felt it was absolutely comfort food!  I’ll be making this one again…thanks!

      Sharon on Feb 22, 2014 @ 3:25 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Looks fantastic! I bet chili jam would work great with this too. By the way, I just bought rotel with jalepenos at the Amazing Oriental (groothandel) in Duivendrecht. They have a lot of foodie treasures in there!

      Caroline on Feb 23, 2014 @ 7:33 am Reply
      1. Looks like a trip to Duivendrecht is in the planning! :)
        Do I need a pass for that?

        Kay on Feb 23, 2014 @ 9:26 am Reply
    6. 6

      Kay, the sign in the window says you need a pass but the reality is nobody checks. you can just walk in & shop :-) When you are done you can enjoy a nice bubble tea. They sell them in the front at the deli counter. I need to figure out how to make those at home. I was just there on Friday so I picked up some rotel. There’s a lot to take in there so plan on needing some time!

      Caroline on Feb 23, 2014 @ 9:53 am Reply
      1. I’m so going to try that… I really need to stock up on Rotel. Miss it a lot.

        Kay on Feb 24, 2014 @ 9:49 am Reply
    7. 7

      I would like information on canning this.

      Sandra Miller on Feb 28, 2014 @ 3:16 am Reply
      1. Can’t help you with that, but maybe one of my other readers hopefully can!

        Kay on Feb 28, 2014 @ 9:04 am Reply
    8. 8

      Oeh! Die tomatenjam ga ik maken. Wacht nog even de nieuwe oogst af, maar ik popel!
       

      Antoinette on Mar 4, 2014 @ 5:07 pm Reply
      1. Ongelooflijk lekker, was de eerste keer dat ik het at. Heeft precies het juiste kruidenmengsel om het echt heel interessant te maken.

        Kay on Mar 5, 2014 @ 8:20 am Reply
    9. 9

      Love the tomato jam Kay!! How long can you keep this stuff in the fridge? 

      Erwin on Mar 9, 2014 @ 10:28 am Reply
      1. You can treat this like any other jam!

        Kay on Mar 9, 2014 @ 2:52 pm Reply
    10. 10

      Dit wil ik heel graag maken, het ziet er heerlijk uit! Hoeveel Roma tomaten heb je eigenlijk gebruikt? Een stuk of 7?

      Agnes on May 27, 2014 @ 8:43 pm Reply

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