Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cut the bacon into half-inch slices and add them to a large frying pan.
  • 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.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon from the pan.
  • Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings.
  • 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.
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  • Your Bacon Jam Game Plan:
  • Slice and cook the bacon until just before it turns crispy.
  • Remove it, and a little of the fat, from the pan.
  • Add the onions and let them cook until they're soft.
  • Add the sugar and let those delicious onions caramelize and turn dark brown.
  • Add a splash of your leftover morning coffee (I'm not joking!), some water, and the cooked bacon and let everything simmer until it becomes a ridiculously delicious jam.
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  • It was so different than any other bacon jam I have tried. The onions were sliced thick, and there were chunks of chewy bacon. Before we even stepped foot outside the restaurant, I had heard, “Can we, I mean, you (insert big pleading smile) make this as soon as we get home?” at least four times.
  • Last night, I served this as a light starter for Thanksgiving dinner (we celebrate that a little earlier here in Canada). The room went quiet. Like, eery quiet. Like, everyone had their faces stuffed full of bacon jam quiet. I took it as a good sign. 🙂
  • There's something about the sweet onions and the smoky bacon that make this jam totally irresistible. If you're looking for compliments, bring this bacon jam to your next party. Your friends will LOVE you for it!
  • https://www.theendlessmeal.com/the-best-bacon-jam/

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    This sounds amazing!!
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