DIY Kumato™ Ketchup and Jam

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I’m not going to lie, I love sweets. If I had it my way, I'd get my iron intake completely from dark chocolate. I know this isn't exactly sustainable, so I improvise. I do this by adding fresh tomatoes or fruit to a chicken salad or chocolate to popcorn. I love to dip sausage in maple syrup and chicken breasts in sweet honey barbecue sauce! Oh, and let’s just forget the white potatoes. Sweet potatoes RULE.

Some men in my life, for example- my brother, prefer anything savory over sweet. He would happily eat a pound of bacon and a steak over a whipped cream topped pumpkin spice waffle. This blows. my. mind. So I took it to the kitchen to figure out a way to sweeten up my macho men this Movember.

I am willing to strike a deal with flavor by mixing sweet and savory in the ultimate man’s burger. And mixing is an understatement! I’m smothering the salty protein in sweet peanut butter and homemade Kumato™ Jam. My sweet potato fries will be taking generous dips in the smoky Kumato™ Ketchup (double dips always allowed). The best part? it is so easy. It will take two hours tops, and contains not high fructose corn syrup or even cane sugar. 

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Enjoy, sweeties!

Sweet and Savoury Kumato™ Tomato Jam

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs of Kumato™ tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 cup of sugar
2 limes, juiced
1 Tbsp of freshly grated ginger (or 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger)
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. This mixture should reach the consistency of a thick jam. Adjust seasoning to taste and refrigerate until use.

My favorite way to enjoy this is atop a beef and bacon slider with creamy peanut butter. 

Tip: This will not only taste amazing on sliders, but is absolutely mouthwatering on toast with butter or brie cheese.

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 Kumato™ Tomato Ketchup

Ingredients:

2 lbs of Kumato™ tomatoes, quartered
1/4 onion, diced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp dried mustard seed
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 clove of garlic

Directions

  1. Place the tomatoes and onions in a large sauce pan. Simmer on low for 45 minutes, mashing the tomatoes to release juices and make more of a paste.
  2. Using an immersion blender or high-powered blender, puree the tomatoes, onion and garlic together.
  3. Pour mixture back into the large saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. Simmer and thicken on low for 1 hour or until desired consistency. Stir and spatula sides of pan as needed.
  4. Taste the ketchup and add additional seasonings or sweetness as needed. Then, scoop into dipping bowls or jars and refrigerate until use.

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