Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cowboy Tomato Jam

Special treat this week, Cyndy is back! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us.





I can't think of a better way to use fresh tomatoes (except fresh salsa) than using them in this recipe. Tomato relish with a nice kick. I made this one a while back when I had so many tomatoes I had to find another way to use them. Carol sent me the link and boy am I glad she did.  The recipe is from Cathy Shambley @ Showfood Chef. She adapted the recipe from the Minimalist. We used it as a spread and on cream cheese.  I took some to work and the girls used it as a dip for corn chips.  It's so good and you can make it hotter by changing out the chiles.  Enjoy!!!!

Cowboy Tomato Jam
ShowFood Chef

1 lb. Garden fresh tomatoes (peeled, cored and chopped)
12 oz. sugar
1 lime -use both juice and zest
1 Tbls. fresh grated ginger  
1 whole finely chopped Jalapeno-use 2 if you want it hot
1 tsp each: cumin, black pepper and cinnamon
1 tsp. salt

Start by sterilizing your jars, I used  pint jars and got 2 jars. Let jars dry and ladle hot water in a small bowl over the bands and lids.  Put a lid on the canner to keep the water hot (on med/low).


In a large deep saucepan add all ingredients together into pan on med heat until sugar completely dissolves, stirring almost constantly.  Continue to stir and bring to a boil until the temperature reaches 220°F. It's ready when it coats the back of a wooden spoon and leaves a trace when you drag your finger through it.  Ladle hot jam into sterilized jars leaving 1/2" headspace.  and seal with lids. Tighten bands finger tight.  Place the jars into the water bath and process for 10 minutes.  Be careful when removing the jars, they get super hot. Place on the counter on a dishtowel or cutting board and let sit until cool.  You should hear the popping sounds of the lids when they seal. after they cool, test the lid by pressing down gently if it gives, then it's not sealed properly. Store in the refrigerator and use withing a week.  Store the sealed jars in a cool dry place.  You don't have to can it, but it's always nice to have canned goods in your pantry to use later!

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70 comments:

  1. I remember making this one. I don't remember what we ate it on though-go figure. I wanna say it was some kind of sandwich. Yours looks good. As you know, I'm not much of a jelly/jam/relish/preserves maker but every so often I don't mind making a small batch as long as there's not a lot of sugar in it.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Carol, This was a great recipe and I bet it was fabulous on a sandwich. Thanks for sending me the link. Small batches are always the best and i'm going to have to try and scale down because i'm cooking and baking for 2! but then, I do have friends I can send my stuff to :)

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  2. YUM YUM YUM.......this looks and sounds so good. I wish I was as talented as you, and could do this recipe. My days of standing in the kitchen cooking are over. I just like to read what you all do and am in AWE !!! If this is as good as your other jelly, I bet it is a big winner. So glad you are a guest this week Cyndy.....Looking forward to the next one.

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    1. Oh, I think you would really like this Myra. it's a simple recipe and those sometimes are the best. Thanks GF. when I make more (soon), I'll send some out your way!

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    2. You know Cyndy, what scares me is the cooking in the jars. I have a hard time lifting because of my shoulder, and my counter tops are so high that I have to stand on a step stool when I mix something. LOL, I know I sound like a midget. I just know I would LOVE this. BTW, just finished the last of the other jar.....I almost cried :-).

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    3. it's hard for me, i'm only 5ft tall. I know what you mean

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  3. This looks so good. I am with Myra. I don't stand at the Stove anymore either. I remember making homemade Jams using green tomatoes. I will give this one to my Sister In Law. She likes making these things and she always makes sure I get some of her goodies. She loves canning..

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    1. It's hard to stand there as long as I do sometimes. I have a gel mat that I use now. I love making jams and sharing them! I sure hope you can try this Dottie, it's really good

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  4. YUM this sounds delicious!! What a terrific & easy jam. Thank you for sharing with us at #TryaBiteTuesday!! I've pinned & shared. I make a lot of jam and can't wait to try this!! Thank you again and hope to see you back next week!

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    1. It is very easy to make Debra and tastes so good too. Thanks for the pin & share!

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    1. I'd never heard of it either until Carol sent me the link. I knew I had to try it. Thanks for stopping by

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  6. This sounds much like a Tomato Relish I make here. I'll be trying it for sure! Yum! Mimi xxx

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    1. If I like the ingredients, i'll try a recipe. i'm so glad I did. Thanks Mimi, I sure hope you like it

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  7. Sounds nice and spicy to me, Linda and would be perfect with some roast meat or a tasty cheese on sandwiches. Thanks again for linking up with us and sharing at #AnythingGoes.

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    1. Thanks Sue, Carol used it on sandwiches. It didn't last very long here!

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  8. This tomato jam looks just great, can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, thanks for stopping by

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  9. [ Smiles ] I did not know that there was such a thing as, "Cowboy Tomato Jam," until today.

    Thank you for posting this recipe!

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  10. Hi Renard, Thank You. I hope you like it if you try it. If I like the ingredients, i'll usually try a new to me recipe.

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  11. Wow this sounds absolutely delicious! I love tomato in anything and just tried my hand at making canned tomatoes sauce. Found you through OMHG Friday Features.

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    1. it's pretty good and I love tomatoes too. Thanks for stopping by

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  12. sounds delish! I haven't seen it without onions (which I can't have) so super excited to give this one a try! thanks for sharing at the creative inspirations!

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    1. I hope you like it. We loved it, Thanks

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  13. I'm definitely going to try this with my tomato harvest. Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer and thank you for the pin!

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  14. I make a sweet pepper relish that we love over cream cheese, but this would be a fun change. Going to have to make some. Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks for the Pin Jann. I enjoyed this one with cream cheese too but I think i'm going to do what Carol did and try it on a sandwich. now, what kind of sandwich......

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  15. Sounds wonderful and I know my hubby would love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a lovely fall weekend.

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  16. Thank You Marsha, it's still hot in So. Calif. I wish we would have normal seasons here. have a great day and I hope you can try this, it's really good.

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  17. What a wonderful way to use the abundance of tomatoes that we usually have at this time of year. I really like the cream cheese idea but then the chips sound good too. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I just literally came out of the kitchen, I've been canning again. This is a very nice way to use up some of the tomatoes and the fact that you can it, you always have some for later. Have a wonderful Weekend Rebecca :)

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  19. Must make this soon! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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    1. Thank You for the pin. I need to make this again as I just given some beautiful tomatoes.

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  20. I have never had jam like this but what a great way to use your tomatoes in the garden. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Snickerdoodle Sunday link party.

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  21. Thank You Charlene. I'm always looking for good recipes and this one is in my Must make again file. Thanks for stopping by

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  22. This looks delicious! I'll be pinning this one and cannot wait to try it.

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    1. It is really delicious Pattie. Thanks for the Pin :)

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  23. Mmmmm, this looks and sounds amazing! I will have to try this.

    Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from the Anything Goes party.

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  24. Yum. I'll definitely be giving this one a try

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    1. I hope you like it Alba Rose. Great way to can tomatoes besides salsa (for me)

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  25. Hi Cyndy I'm sure the Jalepeno will certainly add some kick! This would be delicious with some cold roasted meat. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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    1. Sue, i'm going to try it with Serrano Chiles. Jalapeno is really good but I can't help but try and change things out a bit. I like your idea and will try using it on a cold roast beef sandwich.

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  26. Cyndi, I'm so glad you shared this at Five Star Frugal. I made some on the weekend, and we're all still smacking our lips in delight! Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank You, I'm so glad you liked it Mimi :)

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  27. I've never made jam or relish Cyndy but this sounds delish! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at #AnythingGoes. Have a great week!

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  28. I've always wanted to try this type of recipe! YUMMY!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jess, I hope you get the chance to try it

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  29. I am always looking for new ideas for our garden tomatoes. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-929.html

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  30. Thank You Lisa. I love finding new recipes to try. Thanks for stopping in

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  31. Delicious! Do you think stevia might work in place of sugar? Thanks for linking up with Pin Worthy Wednesday, hope to see you again this week :) xx

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    1. I've never tried using stevia, i'm not sure it would lose it's sweetness when heated. If you try it, let me know. I just picked up something called Sugar Leaf from Sprout's Market. it's a mix of Sweet leaf Stevia and Cane Sugar. Supposedly you can bake with it.

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  32. This looks really good! I guess I have never had a tomato jam!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday...Hope to see you again this week. Pinned!

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    1. Thank You Elaine, i'd never tried tomato jam either until I made this and I love it!

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  33. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank You Miz Helen for the Feature, I appreciate your kindness. I love red

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  34. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. thank you for the feature Miz Helen. Have a great day :)

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  35. Love this recipe! Tomato jam is one of my favorites, although I've never tried making it myself! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, we do too. It's so easy to make and doesn't take long either :) Thanks for stopping my Michelle

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  36. This sounds great. Thank you so much for linking up with us.

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    1. Thank You Leigh, I hope you get to try it

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  37. This sounds great. Thank you so much for linking up with us.

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  38. Good morning! I have *featured* this today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! It just looks delicious! :)

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  39. You're a sweetheart Jes, Thank You. I'll try and get over to your blog tonight. leaving for work soon. THANKS!

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    1. You are most welcome! And thank you for sharing via Linda! :)

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