Updated: Feb 11
This Bacon Jam recipe is literally the best in the world. It's made by slowly simmering bacon, onions, brown sugar, and spices until they become thick and jam-like. You can make this recipe with any of our ranges.
1 lb. thick cut bacon
2 extra large sweet onions, quartered and thickly sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar (use coconut sugar for paleo)
½ cup water
1/3 cup strong brewed coffee
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Cut the bacon into half-inch slices and add them to your griddle. Don't worry if the bacon pieces stick together, they will come apart as they cook. Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the bacon is cooked but still quite chewy. A few crispy bit are ok.
Heat up a pan on top your range, to about medium heat.
Add 2 tablespoons of your bacon drippings to the pan. Add the onions to the pan and cook for about 8-10 minutes then reduce the heat to low. Add the sugar and stir. Continue to cook until the onions have caramelized, about 20 minutes.
Add the reserved bacon, coffee, and water and increase the heat to medium. Continue to cook, stirring about every five minutes, until the onions are thick and jam-like, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir through the balsamic. Taste for seasoning and salt if necessary.
Use immediately or refrigerate for up to a week. Bring back to room temperature before serving. There will be little spots of white fat when you take it out of the fridge. As the jam comes to room temperature, these will disappear.
Use this on top of cheese and crackers, hot dogs, or even burgers.