Bacon jam makes great gifts to add to a gift basket for the bacon lover in your life. And while you're at it make some bacon salt to tuck in as well. The jam can be used to accompany sausage or eggs, or spread on a bagel or toast, and top with an egg. Or use it on your favorite crackers for an appetizer. Baby baked potatoes topped with bacon jam is so yummy. Bacon Jam can be mixed with your favorite dipping sauce and I'm sure once you've made it, you'll find all kinds of way to use it. The sweet n spicy flavor is addictive.
Yield: About 2 1/2-3 cups Jam
⦁ 2 lbs. of bacon (chopped)
⦁ 2 large Sweet onions, finely chopped
⦁ 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
⦁ 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (or to taste-*Rooster Sauce*)
⦁ ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
⦁ ½ cup brandy
⦁ 2 T pure maple extract
⦁ ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
⦁ ½ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1. Cut up the bacon into small pieces and toss into a sealable plastic bag with the extract, then add the sugar, paprika and hot sauce. Shake until evenly coated. Cook over medium heat until it browns and is slightly crisp. Using a slotted spoon, Transfer to paper towels to absorb excess fat.
2. Chop the onions and garlic.
3. Leave about 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in the skillet. add the onion, cook over medium heat until it starts to caramelize. Add the garlic and cook about another minute.
4. Increase heat to med. high and slowly add the bourbon.
5. Bring to a boil, stir and scrape the pan so all the little bacon bits come loose Continue boiling for about 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add vinegar, continue to boil for about 3 minutes.
7. Toss the bacon into the pan, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the mixture thickens and looks like jam.
8. Turn off the stove top. Drain any excess fat off the bacon.
9. Scoop into 1/2 pint mason jars, wipe the rims and tighten the lids then store in the refrigerator or use immediately.
Follow the link for making your own bacon salt:
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