Bacon Jam

You can imagine my surprise when I read about Bacon Jam, so here’s the recipe and an instruction video (bottom page).

BACONBacon Jam

Makes 32 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 910 gr or 2 pounds bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 120 gr or ½ cup bacon drippings
  • 2 large yellow onions, cut into very thin slivers
  • 110 gr or ½ cup brown sugar
  • 35 gr or ¼ cup garlic, minced
  • 2 gr or 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 gr or ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 gr or ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 235 ml or 1 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 235 ml or 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 120 ml or ½ cup sherry vinegar
  • 120 ml or ½ cup maple syrup
  • 180 ml or ¾ cup ketchup

1095712TO MAKE:

  1. Cook and stir bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until bacon starts to brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain grease, retaining 120 gr or ¼ of the drippings (½ cup).
  3. Stir onions into bacon and drippings, cook and stir until soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in brown sugar.
  5. Cook until onions are sticky and browned, about 5 more minutes.
  6. Mix in garlic, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  7. Cook and stir until garlic is soft, about 5 minutes.
  8. Mix in bourbon whiskey, coffee, sherry vinegar, and maple syrup.
  9. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low.
  10. Cook until the bacon jam is thickened but not completely dry, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, about 35 minutes.
  11. Mix in ketchup and cook 5 more minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Let the bacon jam cool.
  14. Pulse in a food processor to a slightly chunky, spreadable consistency.
  15. Bacon jam will store in the refrigerator, covered, up to 2 weeks.

Note: Watch the video, opens on a new page.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 140
Total Fat: 7.7
Cholesterol: 14
Sodium: 286
Total Carbohydrates: 9.6
Sugars: 8
Dietary Fiber: 0.2
Protein: 3.8

PDF of this recipe: 20150911-Bacon-Jam

2 thoughts on “Bacon Jam

    1. You can use this smooth, spreadable jam or relish, which is sweet, savory, and smoky as a terrific spread over crackers, biscuits, burgers, or spooned alongside fluffy scrambled eggs and toast.

      But watch out! Don’t use too much, your scales could give another “ERROR” message!

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