Bacon Ketchup

Muir Glen Bacon Ketchup


1 medium onion, diced into small pieces

10 cloves garlic, diced into small pieces

1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen® whole peeled tomatoes, strained and chopped

4 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, destemmed and chopped

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 bay leaf

4 sprigs fresh thyme, or more to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

5 pieces thick bacon

Prep time: 25 minutes  |  Total time: 25 minutes

Preparation & Directions

  1. Saute onion and garlic until tender and caramelized in a tablespoon or two of oil.

  2. Add brown sugar to caramelized onions and garlic, and cook a couple of minutes until well integrated. Add tomatoes, roast bell peppers, paprika, bay leaf and fresh thyme. Simmer about 1 hour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add balsamic vinegar at the end. (This will balance the sugar.)

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bacon strips on a baking sheet in the oven until it is crispy all over. Drain on paper towels, and dice into small pieces; fold into ketchup.

  4. Serve warm with hamburgers, French fries, grilled cheese, or anything else you wish had some bacon on it. Keeps well in a refrigerated container for about three weeks.

Recipe provide by Lisa Carlson of Chef Shack

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