Tomato Mango Jam + Breakfast for Dinner Giveaway

March 30, 2013(updated on October 18, 2023)
Breakfast for Dinner

I have had a copy of Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth on my stack of cookbooks for eight weeks now (I know exactly how long its been because I posted a photo of the book to Instagram the day it arrived). I’ve long been a fan of eating delicious breakfast foods for my evening meal, so I couldn’t wait to take this one for a spin. I flipped through soon after it arrived and tucked a handful of sticky notes onto its pages, marking things I hoped to make.

tomato peach jam

For the last two months, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve plucked it off the pile with the intention of making something before being sidetracked by some other task (being in the midst of a giant writing project will do that). However, earlier today the stars aligned for me to try one of the jam recipes in the book. I had ripe tomatoes leftover from recipe testing and enough time to try a batch of the tomato peach jam. I didn’t have any peaches, but I did have a couple of ripe mangos that I thought would sub in nicely.

smashing jam

I peeled 2 pounds of tomatoes using the score and blanch method and dropped them into the high-sided skillet that is one of my favorite small batch pans. I added 1 cup of chopped ripe mango (it was 1 1/2 champagne mangos), one well-chopped small, spicy red chili pepper and broke everything up with a pastry blender (a potato masher does the same job nicely).

2+ cups of tomato mango jam

I added 3/4 cup sugar (it’s a bit more than the original recipe called for, but after a taste, I determined that it needed a bit more sweetness), 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (not included in the recipe, but I wanted it to have a bit more pucker), 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (those last two are also my additions). And then I cooked, stirring regularly, for about 25 minutes, until it was quite thick and spreadable. The end product is sweet, tangy and slightly spicy. I am really pleased with it!

tomato mango jam

Once the jam was done, I funneled it into jars and processed them for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. I managed to fill three half pints, though they had slightly more generous than desired headspace. If I had to do it again, I would have swapped out one of the half pint jars for a quarter pint. Hindsight.

As I’ve written this blog post, I’ve realized that I took a number of liberties with the recipe. However, the inspiration and recipe framework really do belong to Lindsay and Taylor. I never would have thought to combine tomatoes and mangos had it not been for their pairing of tomatoes and peaches. What’s more, I betcha that if it was late summer and I had sun-ripened tomatoes and peaches to work with, I wouldn’t have needed to tweak things so much to boost the flavor. I’m looking to trying this one (exactly as written!) again in August.

Thanks to the nice folks at Quirk Books, I have a copy of this book to give away. I’m doing this one as a flash giveaway over the weekend, so we’ll have a winner for this one on Sunday evening. Here are the details:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite breakfast for dinner meal.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog that evening.
  3. Giveaway open to all.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: Quirk Books provided two copies of Breakfast for Dinner at no cost for me. My opinions remain my own. 

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335 thoughts on "Tomato Mango Jam + Breakfast for Dinner Giveaway"

  • Waffles are always a hit around here (last year’s blueberry syrup is almost gone), or biscuits with sausage gravy – we’re huge fans of breakfast any time of day!

  • Well, being Irish but not living there anymore, I have to admit that there is more than one evening that I long for a full Irish breakfast (sausages, rashers, black and white pudding, fried egg, fried potatoes, grilled tomatoes but please do not try and put baked beans on my plate!) for dinner. I’m heading home for a long weekend soon and this will be dinner or lunch at least once while I’m there.

    Although, I’m kind of partial to a big bowl of cornflakes with lots of fresh milk in the evening, too.

    Love the idea of tomato and peach jam, have to give that a go this summer. I don’t think I made any jam at all last year so this year I have lots to make up for!

  • I’m not sure if quiche counts as a breakfast food, but I think of it as brunchy breakfast. I love putting lots of herbs and roasted garlic in and serving it with breakfasty hash. Yum!

  • I could eat breakfast three times a day–morning, noon and night! A favorite would be a light omelet with some cheddar cheese, salsa and guacamole. Delicioso!

  • I like a frittata for dinner sometimes — easy way to use up leftover veggies. Thanks for all your inspiration and for the giveaway.

  • When I was a kid I loved it when mom made pancakes for dinner. As an adult, I’m all about the omelet.

  • My partner and I actually have created two holiday dedicated to breakfast for supper- Flöobäa Day (feb 15) and Jüubäa Day (march 1). The basis of the holiday is that you come home from work/school put your pjs on, have breakfast-supper (banana pancakes and tofu scramble are usually top choices) and then watch movies all night. If the days fall on a weekend, you have permission to do nothing all day. Might seem sort of lame to most but as an obstetrics and gynecology resident and law student, there’s not a whole lot off “free” days in our life!! 😉

  • I love tomato jam, and I thank you for turning me onto it. So delicious. (Where did you get ripe tomatoes this time of year, though?) We love French toast for breakfast.

  • I’ve taken to making vegan omelettes (made of chickpea flour) for dinner sometimes when I need a quick meal, though sometimes I just resort to a bowl of cereal!

  • Oh that looks delicious! I love breakfast for dinner, and my favorite is fancy scrambled eggs (with lots of veggies, etc) and toast.

  • My favorite breakfast for dinner meal is separately cooked potatoes, fried eggs, and sautéed veggies all stacked up with the eggs on top. Sometimes there is cheese and most times there is hot sauce of some variety to compliment the meal along with a fresh tortilla.

  • My favorite breakfast for dinner dish is a breakfast sandwich, using any bread we have, either bagels, english muffins or wheat bread. I’ve been using tomato jam on them, but this new one sounds really good!

  • My favourite breakfast to dinner meal is black pudding sausage egg baked beans fried mushrooms mmmmmm served with toast x Your jam sounds amazing . I noticed you processed it in a water bath – does that mean it will store for longer than a week ?

  • We enjoy a good quiche for dinner, or just a straightforward meal of eggs, pancakes, and bacon. It’s so quick and delicious.

  • Pancakes for dinner was always the breakfast for dinner when I was growing up, but I can’t really convince myself that pancakes have enough protein for dinner on their own. So I make sweet potato waffles with nuts and recently I’ve been making an awful lot of huevos rancheros for dinner.

  • What a great looking book! My husband and I love breakfast for dinner.Just last night we had scrambled eggs( with pepperoni) for dinner.Thanks for the chance to win.

  • When I was a kid my mom sometimes made us crepes for dinner. We’d start with cheese, then end with jam or maple syrup.

  • My husband is Swedish and so we have the traditional pea soup and pancakes dinner from time to time. Pea soup isnt very dinnery, but pancakes are breakfast food to me.

  • My kids love a full blown breakfast for dinner; pancakes, eggs, bacon and Orange Juice. Personally I love biscuits & gravy!! 🙂

  • Pancakes, always pancakes! Though I did make corned beef hash and eggs last week for dinner that was a close second.

  • Breakfast is my favorite meal, and I like I even better at dinner time! My favorite breakfast for dinner would have to be French toast. When I was a kid we would have French toast and waffles for dinner once a week since we never had time for real breakfast in the morning. Just thinking about it brings me right back to the family gathered and my mom piloting the electric skillet right in the middle of the table.

  • Best breakfast for dinner ever? my country style breakfast potatoes with a topping of caramelized onions and browned sausage…delish!

  • I love breakfast, but just not at breakfast time! My favourite is probably an omelette, with cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and ham. Great for a dinner–nice and light, fast, easy. 🙂

  • So my all time favorite breakfast for dinner is this eggy, cheeesy, sausagey stratta with onions, ‘shrooms and crusty artisian bread that my mom taught me to make…not a health food, but it should be its own food group!

  • Anything with eggs. I have my leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s day in the freezer. Will make hash with eggs on top soon!

  • I love breakfast for dinner because it is ALWAYS a win for the kids (and therefore no complaining) and it is always easy 🙂 A favourite around is is pancakes but, personally, I like quiche.

  • Whole grain waffles with macerated strawberries, vanilla whipped cream or creme fresche, crisp bacon or sausage, a cup of freshly made coffee (decaf) and ginger ale w/ a splash of lime.

  • Fry up some ham, potatoes, onions, and throw in a couple of eggs and some diced tomatoes or salsa near the end.
    Splash it with some hot sauce and maybe some thin sliced raw onions.
    Good for any meal, anytime.

  • Bacon cooked very crisp, scrambled eggs with cheddar and chives, sourdough toast and potatoes diced with carmelized onions. Yummy!

    And a mimosa!

  • my favorite breakfast for dinner, is also my favorite dinner for breakfast!

    linguine topped with two poached eggs

  • Frititta (sp?) with bacon, eggs, cheese and whatever leftovers are hanging around. Many, if not most, combinations also go well with a bit of Tomato Jam. 🙂

  • We LOVE breakfast for dinner. or lunch. or breakfast! ~ Homemade hash and eggs. Pancakes and home cured bacon. Waffles and….

  • Awesome giveaway! My favorite breakfast for dinner is making a big frittata with whatever leftovers are in the fridge.

  • Waffles and bacon. My family likes powdered sugar on waffles. I married into a syrup-on-waffles family. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Al breakfast foods taste good in the evening! I’ve been making a lot of evening time smoothies lately, though…

  • My favorite breakfast for dinner is an omelet filled with spinach, mushrooms, goat cheese, topped with a spoonful of tomato jam.

  • breakfast for dinner is awesome! I love a good french toast casserole with maple syrup and pecans! yummmmm

  • I am a breakfast-holic, so I can eat it anytime, especially for dinner. One of my faves is cream chipped beef smothering some excellent home fries and toast on the side to sop up any extra deliciousness. Ida’s Cafe in Lancaster (off rt 741 near Park City Mall) makes the best, but they aren’t open for dinner. Pancakes are a runner up – I made some red raspberry pancakes this morning, happy pregnant belly food! 🙂

  • We had some wonderful waffles with cottage cheese and strawberries and turkey bacon dinners, especially at the beach. ‘member dat?

  • I’m generally a purist when it comes to brinner. Usually it’s pancakes (it would also be waffles if I had a waffle iron), but I wouldn’t say no to scrambled eggs and fried salami.

  • We do “English Breakfast for Dinner” a few times a year, particularly in cold weather or when one of us is feeling a little under the weather. Fried eggs, 2 pieces of double-smoked bacon from Wursthaus Schmitz in Reading Terminal Market, 1 or 2 breakfast sausages with sage from Martin’s Meats (also in RTM), and half a broiled tomato each, with plenty of oregano and a dash of parmesan and breadcrumbs on the top. Served with a Bloody Mary from Kingsley Amis’ “On Drinking”, and it’s enough to revive any tired soul!

  • My favourite breakfast for dinner would have to be hash- whatever meat I have kicking around, hashbrowns, and whatever veggies are in my crisper/in season. Sprinkle the whole thing in buffalo wing sauce and ketchup and throw a fried egg on top- delicious!

  • scrambled eggs and potatoes with anything else I have available–scallions, mushrooms, green peppers, cheese
    . . .

  • I love love love pancakes for breakfast. So simple and I can add whatever I want, life fruit or ham or bacon. MMmmm.

  • Anything is great for breakfast. I’m partial to S.O.S. on a baked tater or home fries – lot’s of onions and black pepper.

  • Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite breakfast for dinner is a veggie omelet with homemade toast and homemade jam, of course!

  • Eggs for dinner is our current breaksfast for dinner fave, since our chickens have started laying like crazy!