Bacon ketchup

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)


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in two tablespoon oil until tender and caramelized.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix in balsamic vinegar at the end.
  4. Fry bacon, strain and pat off excess fat. Chop into small pieces and fold into the tomato mix.
Total time
1 hour, 25 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


Goes with: hamburgers, French fries, grilled cheese.


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