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bacon jam spread

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
nellie rickey
vancouver, WA

I promise you that this is not as odd as you might think... and once you taste it, you will become a believer.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh, this is going to be a BIG hit if you love bacon. It's smoky, sweet, and quite the treat. Smear on a warm biscuit or use it to top a grilled cheeseburger.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon jam spread

  • 1 lb
    smoked bacon, add liquid smoke if you like
  • 4 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 md
    onion, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • tabasco sauce according to taste
  • 1 c
    strong coffee
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup
  • salt and pepper
  • extra water

How To Make bacon jam spread

  • 1
    In a non-stick pan, fry the bacon in batches until lightly browned and beginning to crisp. Using a pair of scissors cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 2
    Fry the onion and garlic in the rendered bacon fat on medium heat until translucent.
  • 3
    Transfer the bacon, onion and garlic into a heavy based cast iron pot and add the rest of the ingredients except for the water.
  • 4
    Simmer for 2 hours adding 1/4 of a cup of water every 25-30 minutes or so and stirring.
  • 5
    When ready, cool for about 15-20 minutes and then place in a food processor.
  • 6
    Pulse for 2-3 seconds so that you leave some texture to the “jam” or of course you could keep whizzing and make it a smoother and more paste-like.