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Bacon Jam

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Welcome to a tantalizing journey into the world of savory indulgence! Have you ever craved something that’s sweet, smoky, and undeniably comforting? If your answer is a resounding “yes,” then you’re in for a treat. Bacon Jam, the ultimate comfort food, is here to satisfy your taste buds and elevate your culinary game. Today, we’re about to unlock the secret behind this mouthwatering delight. Get ready for a recipe that’s packed with flavors and a dash of adventure in every bite.

  • 24 ounces Bacon (2 packs)
  • 2 large Onions (chopped finely)
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Branch and Vine Hickory Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  1. Crisp Up the Bacon

    Start by cooking the bacon to your preferred level of crispiness. Place the cooked bacon on paper towels to remove any excess fat. Save about 1 to 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan, and set the pan aside for later use.

  2. Caramelize the Onions

    Finely chop the onions and add them to the pan. Sauté them until they begin to caramelize and take on a golden brown hue. Then, introduce the garlic and continue cooking for another minute until the garlic releases its fragrant aroma.

  3. Flavorful Infusion

    Incorporate chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, Sriracha sauce, and BBQ sauce into the mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined.

  4. Sweet and Smoky Magic

    Turn up the heat to high, then pour in the maple syrup, vinegar, and brown sugar. Continue cooking over medium heat for approximately 3 minutes.

  5. Bacon Back In

    Using a sharp knife, chop the bacon into small pieces, or if you prefer, you can tear it by hand—it's your choice. Return the bacon to the pan, lower the heat to low, and let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes. During this time, the mixture will thicken and take on the appearance of jam.

  6. Ready to Serve

    Transfer your bacon jam to jars for your party. Store it in the fridge until needed. And there you have it – the ultimate comfort food is ready to elevate your meals to a whole new level. Enjoy!