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Tomato Spread

Tomato Spread

by jughandle

Combine all the ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil and then simmer, stirring often to dissolve tomatoes and spread is thick and glossy, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Yield: 1 pint

Note: Variations on this could be made by adding chopped jalapeños, chopped cooked bacon or just about anything that sounds good.

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Tomato Spread

Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keywords Tomato Spread
Cooking Method Stove Top
Hot/Cold Dish Cold
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 1 pound Roma tomatoes - chopped and cored
  • 1/2 cup sugar - more or less to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice - more or less to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried chiles de arbol - crumbled, or any dry pepper for heat See Notes*
  • Pinch chipotle powder

Method:

Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil and then simmer, stirring often until tomatoes have dissolved and jam is thick and glossy, about 45 minutes. Pack jam into a sterilized container. Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  • Yield: 1 pint
  • Note: Variations on this could be made by adding chopped jalapeños, chopped cooked bacon or I’ve even heard of people stirring in a bit of bourbon. And if you thinking this is close to chipotle ketchup, it is, though that has a few different spices and vinegar to give it that familiar tang.

Notes

Note: Variations on this could be made by adding chopped jalapeños, chopped cooked bacon or I’ve even heard of people stirring in a bit of bourbon. And if you thinking this is close to chipotle ketchup, it is, though that has a few different spices and vinegar to give it that familiar tang.
Note: Chiles de arbol translates in english to Tree Chile which are small and potent Mexican chili peppers.  In Thai cooking they are known as bird's beak chile and rat's tail chile.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Spread
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 15 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 comment

jughandle August 10, 2011 - 4:55 am

I made this Tomato Jam last night with a couple of modifications and it was out-standing. I used smoked paprika because I was out of dried chiles de arbol and I used a jalapeno pepper for heat. I also cut the sugar in half.

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