Bacon ketchup has a delicious flavor.
1 onion (medium, diced into small pieces)
10 clv garlic (raw, chopped small)
2 T olive oil (or vegetable cooking oil)
1⁄2 c brown sugar
1 cn tomato (whole plum tomatoes, strained and chopped, 32 oz can)
4 bell pepper (large, red, roasted, peeled, de-stemmed and chopped)
1 t paprika (smoked paprika)
1 lf bay leaf
4 spr thyme (fresh thyme)
1 T vinegar (balsamic vinegar)
5 sli bacon (nice, thick bacon)
seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)
- Sauté onion and garlic in two tablespoon oil until tender and caramelized.
- Add the brown sugar to caramelized onions and garlic, and cook a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes, roast bell peppers, paprika, bay leaf, and fresh thyme. Reduce heat and simmer for about one hour. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix in balsamic vinegar at the end.
- Fry bacon, strain and pat off excess fat. Chop into small pieces and fold into the tomato mix.
Goes with: hamburgers, French fries, grilled cheese.
1 hour, 25 minutes