Bacon Jam is the ultimate spread for toast, eggs, sandwiches, and burgers! Also makes a great gift for the bacon lover!
Bacon jam, you guys. I mean bacon. And jam. Together. Jam that’s made from bacon. *thud*
I feel like my entire youth was robbed, having only just discovered this in my late 40’s. But at least I get to live the second half of my life more fulfilled. Because I’m going to put this on all.the.things.
And I have!
It’s an incredible savory spread that makes so many awesome things even more awesome!
Uses for bacon jam
1. on toast
2. as an appetizer with cheese
3. sprinkled on eggs
4. on a baked potato
5. mixed into steamed or roasted vegetables
6. mixed into pasta
7. makes a panini sandwich come alive
8. as a condiment for burgers – summer grilling has never looked so good!
I’ve seen bacon jam where it’s served right from the pan, without the added step of blending it in a food processor. But I much prefer mulching it a bit, so that it actually does resemble jam and more closely to a condiment, than an appetizer. Either way, SO crazy delicious.
Make up a batch. You won’t regret it!
Other bacon recipes you might like!
- 1 1/2 pounds bacon , diced
- 2 medium sweet onions , diced
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use); add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
Add bacon back to the skillet and stir to combine.
Reduce heat to a gentle simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy.
Transfer to a food processor; pulse a few times until pureed, but still has some texture. Let cool, then spoon into lidded jars.
- You can also make this in a crock pot. After adding bacon back to the skillet with the onions, transfer mixture to a 6-quart crock pot and cook on high, uncovered, for about 3 hours. Then finished in the food processor.
- Jam can be stored for up to 4 weeks in airtight containers in the refrigerator.