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bacon jam

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This amazing Bacon Jam Recipe is the ultimate bacon lovers taste treat. It combines smoked bacon, onion, garlic, brown sugar, vinegar and a perfect blend of spices. The variety of ways that you can serve this is only limited by your imagination.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon jam

  • 1 lb
    hickory smoked bacon finely chopped
  • 2
    medium onions finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 c
    fresh brewed dark coffee
  • 1 tsp
    balsamic vinegar

How To Make bacon jam

  • 1
    In heavy skillet or dutch oven over medium cook bacon until crispy. Tilt the pan to one side and carefully ladle off all but 2 tablespoons off excess grease. Add onions and salt; cook over low heat until browned and slightly caramelized. Add the garlic and cook for additional 1 minute. Tilt pan and remove all but 1/2 tablespoon of excess grease.
  • 2
    Stir in brown sugar, cider vinegar, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, and prepared strong black coffee. Let the mixture cook down until slightly thickened and browned; 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in balsamic vinegar. Serve warm over crusty french bread or crostini. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar.