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Bacon Jam

Bacon makes everything better, so it’s no surprise that Bacon Jam is one of the most delicious things you can make at home. This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients, so you can enjoy the amazing taste of bacon jam any time you want!

bacon jam

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Bacon jam is packed with flavor, and it’s a great way to use up leftover bacon. It’s also a versatile ingredient that can be used in sweet or savory dishes. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy bacon, give it a try!

What is Bacon Jam?

Bacon jam is a type of spread or condiment made from bacon that has been cooked down with onions and other ingredients until it is thick and jam-like in consistency. It is sweet, savory, and smoky all at once, and can be used as a topping for toast, crackers, or burgers, or as an ingredient in recipes like deviled eggs or macaroni and cheese.

how to make bacon jam

Ways to Use Bacon Jam

Bacon jam is a versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes. Here are some ideas for how to use bacon jam in your cooking.

  • Spread it on toast or crackers as an appetizer.
  • Use it as a dipping sauce for chicken or pork.
  • Stir it into pasta or rice dishes for extra flavor.
  • Top a burger or sandwich with bacon jam for a delicious twist.
  • Add it to baked beans or chili for a smoky flavor.

Ingredients

1 pound thick sliced bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

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How to Make Bacon Jam

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook in the bacon fat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Add the bacon back to the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  5. Let cool slightly and then transfer to a jar or container. The jam will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Yield: Serves 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Bacon makes everything better, so it's no surprise that Bacon Jam is one of the most delicious things you can make at home. This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients, so you can enjoy the amazing taste of bacon jam any time you want!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick sliced bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook in the bacon fat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Add the bacon back to the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  5. Let cool slightly and then transfer to a jar or container. The jam will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Ways to Use Bacon Jam

Bacon jam is a versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes. Here are some ideas for how to use bacon jam in your cooking.

  • Spread it on toast or crackers as an appetizer.
  • Use it as a dipping sauce for chicken or pork.
  • Stir it into pasta or rice dishes for extra flavor.
  • Top a burger or sandwich with bacon jam for a delicious twist.
  • Add it to baked beans or chili for a smoky flavor.

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