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
- on toast
- as an appetizer with cheese
- sprinkled on scrambled eggs
- on a baked potato
- mixed into steamed or roasted vegetables
- mixed into pasta
- makes a panini sandwich come alive
- as a condiment for burgers – summer grilling has never looked so good!
I’ve seen similar recipes 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!
- Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps (a.k.a. Chicken Candy!)
- Tuna-Stuffed Avocado with Bacon and Sriracha Mayonnaise
- One-Pan Broccoli and Bacon Pasta
- Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Peas
How To Make This Bacon Jam Recipe
- 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.