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Smoky Tomato Bacon Jam (Gluten Free, Paleo)

tomato bacon jam in a white dish next to crackers and cherry tomatoes on a countertop.
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If you have a bumper crop of tomatoes in your garden, or simply see some lovely ones at the market, Tomato Bacon Jam is a delightful treat to help you preserve some of the harvest.

Smoky, sweet and savory all at the same time, the bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes and seasonings in this recipe are cooked down till thick and spreadable on anything from bread to burgers to veggies!

Make a big batch and put it into little jars for a tasty, (perishable) gift your friends and family will never forget.

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tomato bacon jam in a white dish next to crackers and cherry tomatoes on a countertop.

Smoky Tomato Bacon Jam

This smoky, sweet and savory jam is loaded with bacon, onions and tomatoes that have been cooked down until thick and spreadable—perfect for burgers, eggs, vegetables, and more.
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CuisineAmerican, GAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo
Keywordbacon, tomato
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings32 Tablespoons



  • Fry bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crispy. Use tongs to remove the bacon from the pot and place into a fine mesh sieve over a bowl to drain.
  • Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease. Add the diced onion into the pot, and cook until translucent, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Add the bacon back to the pot along with all of the remaining ingredients. Stir everything together. Increase heat to medium high until you get a gentle boil, then reduce heat to slowly simmer the mixture for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick. Remove from heat.
  • Use on biscuits, crackers, eggs, grilled cheese, burgers, vegetables and more. The jam will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg


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Dawn Gifford

Dawn is the creator of Small Footprint Family, and the author of the critically acclaimed Sustainability Starts at Home - How to Save Money While Saving the Planet. After a 20-year career in green building and environmental sustainability, chronic illness forced her to shift her expertise and passion from the public sphere to home and hearth. Get the whole story behind SFF here.


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