Tomato Mango Jam + Breakfast for Dinner Giveaway

March 30, 2013(updated on July 30, 2021)

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"

  • My favorite breakfast for dinner is a deceptively simple one. It’s a goat cheese, spinach, and mushroom omelet. And, obviously, it’s all in the making. We chop the Spanish and slice the mushrooms into moderately chunky pieces. We add the cheese late in the cooking, by feel. We whip the eggs before cooking and then concentrate on the fold. Our model is a wonderful cafe opposite the Luxembourg Gardens, Cafe Rostand. If I ever achieve an omelet near that perfection, I will be happy!

  • This is my favorite breakfast for dinner. Homemade waffles with real maple syrup. Then deep fried breaded chicken tenders with a pinch of heat served with thick country gravy with plenty of fresh ground black pepper. That way you get sweet with heat. Yum yum.

  • Oh a “clean out the fridge’ omelet….with whole wheat toast!
    Thanks for the give-a-way, the jam recipe looks great!

  • Oh how I love brinner! Eggs and pancakes require no special planning and just enough time to put a positive end to a crazy week night. Happy Easter and Passover

  • I love eating breakfast for dinner! My favorite meal that’s perfect for that is tomato-poached eggs… I have a Parsi version on my blog, but it’s basically very similar to shakshouka. Soooo good!

  • My standby is some sort of omelet, but if I’m planning for it… asparagus and pancetta hash with a fried egg on top and fruit bowl. This is my favorite special occasion meal and we use it for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

  • My crew are lovers of Breakfast for dinner! We frequently eats eggs, biscuits, grits, and turkey bacon with trimmings for dinner. This book would be great!

  • As a child my favorite breakfast for dinner was waffles. For whatever reason, my mom let us put all kinds of things on top that she wouldn’t normally allow. Whip cream, chocolate chips, etc.
    Now I can’t stomach that much sugar and prefer something like sunny side up eggs and sausage or bacon.

  • Breakfast casserole with eggs, fried potatoes and sausage, topped with salsa! And if I happen to have some mushrooms around, I’ll definitely brown those in a little butter and throw them in too!

  • Tonight we had breakfast burritos — tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese, and turkey sausage, plus veggies. thanks!

  • Oh I like your rendition, sounds totally yummy.
    I like to have sausage and cheese taquitos with homemade mango salsa.
    My hubby makes some killer chorizo which, combined with the mango salsa gives the taquitos that satisfying ying- yang attitude!
    Thanks for sharing your take on the recipe.

  • Breakfast for dinner is my favorite! I’d have to say my favorite plate would be either cornmeal pancakes or a spinach & mushroom scramble. Yum.

  • My favorite breakfast for dinner is corned beef hash and eggs or a smoked salmon and onion frittata. Yum!

  • I am a huge fan of the breakfast for dinner school of thought. Absolute favourite is the breakfast burrito. Scrambled egg, peppers, cheese and tomato, salsa drizzled over, rolled up in warm tortilla, yum!

  • Love breakfast for dinner! Omelets and French Toast with slices of smoked salmon on the side for me. Love the tomato and mango jam. I have mango and look forward to trying this. Thanks.

  • Hungarian crepes with peanut butter and jelly! (Served warm so the peanut butter gets all melty! Love

  • “Classic Omelet with Scallions and Potatoes” (I also add steamed broccoli) from “Prevention’s Healthy One-Dish Meals in Minutes”, a cook book I found at our local library years ago. Liked the book so much I bought a copy. This is such a nice recipe for nights when I don’t feel like cooking or don’t have much time.

  • My favorite breakfast for dinner is German Pancakes (crepes) with canned peaches and whipped cream! It’s been in my mom’s dinner rotation for as long as I can remember, and I can’t wait to share that tradition with my kids, too! πŸ™‚

  • Hmmmmm. Breakfast for dinner; I love a buckwheat pancake topped with no sugar applesauce, scrambled egg, and a scoop of cottage cheese.

  • Breakfast, yum. Bacon and eggs, waffles and bacon, toast with homemade jam and bacon. Pancakes wrapped borrito style with bacon in the middle drizzeled with syrup. I haven’t made it yet, but there is a recipe for bacon jam. I think my heaven will have a few jars for me.

  • For me, the classic breakfast for dinner is pancakes πŸ™‚ (These days, with cinnamon apple butter mixed into the batter)

  • I love French toast anytime! And I make a yummy potato and onion frittata, but that always seems like a dinner meal anyway.

  • We don’t have breakfast for dinner very often, but when we do, it’s pancakes! I love to top them with homemade yogurt, and a drizzle of real, pure maple syrup. Mmmm!! πŸ˜€

  • I love egg sandwiches with slow roasted tomatoes or pesto to dress things up. A bit of turkey bacon doesn’t hurt.

  • My favorite meal at any time of the day is waffles. Preferably Belgian with fresh fruit and lots of whipped cream.

  • biscuits…..biscuits….biscuits…..doesn’t really matter what goes with, I just love biscuits warm from the oven!!!

  • Matzah Brie- it can be made sweet with cinnamon, sugar and maple syrup or savory with peppers, onions, broccoli and cheese, satisfying dinner every time

  • My husband is the breakfast-for-dinner king. His preference is blueberry pancakes with bacon and eggs. This is, and remains today, our kids’ favorite dinner. I should add he is a pretty good cook too! You have to love a man that works all day and comes home to make dinner for the family! I do.

  • Chilaquiles! Tortilla wedges fried, tossed with chile verde salsa, scrambled eggs, cilantro and topped with cheese and sour cream.

  • Pancakes though waffles are nice if someone else is willing to mind our waffle maker. Maple syrup is required for some members of the family. Maybe whole milk yogurt or ricotta plus some of the amazing blueberry-basil jam I made this summer drizzled over it. Fruit salad maybe. Some sort of greens scramble: kale and garlic? spinach with fresh lemon over it?

    I’m hungry again!

  • Probably scrambled eggs on toast, with some cherry tomatoes, herbs, and cheese if I’ve got some around. Oh and home fries, I love home fries!

  • Mine is a take on a buffet I had in Tel Aviv – scrambled eggs, mild feta, and cherry tomatoes. I can’t explain it, but the combo of all three with a light drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, it’s just magical!

  • We are wrapping up our first family sugaring season… and anything with syrup for dinner sounds my style!

  • I’m a traditionalist– standard breakfasts for my dinner, please! When I was little and my dad would go away on business we would always only eat breakfast for dinner; that was my favorite part. It’s how I learned that pancakes make great dinner food. :3