2lbs roma tomatoes

1 1/4c granulated sugarfriday-february-24-2023

1 jalapeno, seeded and cut finely

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tsp ginger, peeled and cut finely

2 tsp garlic, minced

Pinch black pepper

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp minced thyme

1/4 cup minced bacon



  1. Wash tomatoes, using a sharp paring knife or tomato corer, core the tomatoes and quarter them.   Remove the seeds and dice the tomatoes.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except the bacon and thyme in a shallow pan.
  3. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Cook until mixture reduces by half.
  4. Turn off heat and allow mixture to cool.   
  5. On medium heat, add bacon to a sauté pan with a splash of canola oil. Cook until bacon is rendered and cooked halfway, about 10 minutes. 
  6. Pour bacon and its grease into tomato mixture along with the minced thyme, mix gently and allow to cool. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.Enjoy!