Bacon Jam Recipe. Because Everything Is Better With Bacon!

I stumbled upon a little recipe over at Not Quite Nigella that I just had to try. I made up a batch and gave it to my husband for Christmas. It is incredible. It is sweet, it is salty, it is spicy. It is something that I have found myself thinking of what else needs some Bacon Jam.


1 pound smoked bacon (or use regular bacon and liquid smoke)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium brown onion diced
1/3 cup brown sugar
Tabasco sauce (according to taste. I used about 1/4 of a small bottle.
1 cup coffee
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup
Black pepper to taste
extra water

1. In a non stick pan, fry the bacon in batches until lightly browned and beginning to crisp. Using a pair of scissors cut into 1 inch pieces.

2. Saute the onion and garlic in the same pan you fried the bacon in until translucent.

3. Transfer the bacon, onion and garlic into a large pot and add the rest of the ingredients except for the water. Simmer for 2 hours adding 1/4 of a cup of water every 25-30 minutes or so and stirring.

Photo property of Not Quite Nigella

4. When ready, cool for about 15-20 minutes and then place in a food processor and pulse for just a few seconds. You want it to be blended well but still have the texture of the bacon.

Then enjoy. We have had this on bagels, on sliced Italian bread and tonight we had it on top of cheddar cheeseburgers. I think tomorrow morning may be a egg and bacon jam sandwich for breakfast!

About Rachel

Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.