I really love to make burgers! I make one most every week for my family. I love how versatile they are. You can change up the meats, the cheeses, the toppings, and the sauces – it’s the true definition of “the possibilities are endless”. The sauces are maybe the most fun when it comes to burger creations. You can do so much with a great sauce when it comes to a burger. My latest creation is a Spicy Tomato Relish. My son called it “homemade ketchup only WAAAAAAAY better!”
You are going to get a little worried when you make this relish. You will think it’s too watery and never going to come together as a sauce. Just have the faith – let it boil and then let it simmer. You will get this delicious relish to come together so beautifully your family will beg for it over and over.
Let me be clear – this is a SPICY relish – you are going to get a real kick of heat from this sauce. When I put it on the burger I added a avocado mayo & Italian dressing combo to help mellow it out, along with a Monterey Jack cheese. A simple beef burger patty (ground beef, egg, parsley, garlic powder, minced onion, salt, and red pepper flakes.)
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Spicy Tomato Relish
- 2 lb Cherry Tomatoes halved
- ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- Prepare all the ingredients.
- In a saucepan over medium high heat, add all ingredients. Bring just to a boil, stirring frequently. Let boil for 10 minutes, gently mashing the tomatoes with spoon.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve immediately or put in airtight container for up to 10 days in refrigerator.
Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:
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