This was inspired by a big pile of tomatoes from the garden that were starting to go bad. Try it on pork chops, ham, roasted chicken, etc.
10 cups chopped seeded tomatoes (no need to peel)
1 head garlic, cloves peeled and minced
2 fresh hot peppers, seeded and minced OR 3-4 whole dried hot peppers
1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh ginger
1 cup sugar (or more to taste)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbsp lemon juice, lime juice, or combination
Combine tomatoes, garlic, hot peppers, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper in a Dutch oven and simmer uncovered over low heat until tomatoes are well broken down and it forms a thick sauce, 2-4 hours. Stir in lemon/lime juice. Simmer a little longer if desired.
Makes about 3 cups.