Introduction: Savory Bacon Jam

Savory Bacon Jam

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes | Makes 3 cups

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces

2 medium yellow onions, cut into smallish dice

3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled

3/4 cup strongly brewed coffee.

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar, or less to taste

1/4 cup maple syrup (the real deal, please)

Directions:

1. In a large skillet over mediumish heat, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towel-lined plates to drain.

2. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from the skillet and reserve for another use. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the coffee, vinegar, brown sugar, and maple syrup and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the skillet, for 2 minutes. Add the bacon and stir to combine.

3. If making this on a stove top, reduce the heat to a bare simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid almost completely evaporates and turns syrupy, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

If making this in a slow-cooker, transfer the mixture to a 6-quart slow-cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until the liquid almost completely evaporates and turns syrupy, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

4. Let the bacon concoction cool slightly before transferring it to a food processor and pulsing until coarsely chopped. Spoon the bacon lusciousness into individual jars or other resealable containers and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.

Transfer to a pan and rewarm gently over low heat prior to indulging.

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seamster (author)2015-05-03

This looks pretty good!

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shychef57 (author)seamster2015-05-04

Thank-you!
If you try it, let me know what you thought of it, ok? thanks

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