Bacon Jam

I mean I guess we do not have to stop the bacon train today.  After all it is Bacon Thursday.  This recipe may take a bit of patience but end result should be well worth it.  This is another recipe that I have yet to try but has also been in the my Nummy archives.  Bacon Thursday is an appropriate day to post it.  -ts

1 lb good-quality bacon
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee, cola or beer
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey

  1. Roughly chop the bacon and cook it in a heavy pot; transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon, draining off most of the drippings. Saute the onion and garlic cloves in the rest for 5 minutes, until soft and starting to turn golden.
  2. Return the bacon to the pan, add the brown sugar, coffee and maple syrup and cook over medium heat for half an hour, or until deep golden and thickened to the consistency of jam.
  3. If you like, cool and pulse in the food processor for a finer texture. Serve warm or cold. Keeps in a sealed container in the fridge for a week or two, if it lasts that long.
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3 Comments

Filed under Appetizers, Comfort food, Toppings

3 responses to “Bacon Jam

  1. aw damn…this made my mouth water…

  2. Bacon Thursday may be the happiest day of my life.

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