Bacon Jam Recipe

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A Bacon Jam recipe! Who knew you could make jam out of bacon! Here's step-by-step pictures to guide you through making your own!

I have to admit, when I first heard “Bacon Jam”, I thought, “You've got to be kidding” but I thought I'd give it a try anyway and the results were pretty darn tasty. I can't say that I've ever tasted anything quite like it and it was wonderful topped with a poached egg.

Bacon Jam

Here's what you are going to need:

1 lb bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon of whole grain mustard

Here's what you need to do:

how to make bacon jam

Place the chopped bacon in a medium skillet.

crisp bacon

Cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

onions and garlic

Remove all but 2 Tablespoons of the bacon grease from the skillet. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet.

*Now, don't be throwin' that liquid gold away, put it in a container and keep it in the refrigerator to season vegetables, make cornbread or fry eggs.

saute onions

Saute the onions and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally until onions are soft.

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Add the brown sugar, brewed coffee, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and whole grain mustard. Mix well.

bacon jelly

Add the bacon back to the skillet. Mix well.

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Simmer over medium heat until mixture thickens and looks like jam.

how to make bacon jelly

Spoon the mixture into a food processor.

bacon jam recipe

Pulse several times until it reaches the desired consistency. If it is too thick, you can always add a little more coffee.

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This will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.

how to make bacon jam

This bacon jam was really good served with a poached egg on top!

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