Bacon Onion Jam Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Bacon onion jam is a savory spread that’s perfect for a holiday cheese or charcuterie board. Its blend of mild onion and salty bacon flavor is also great with shaved roast beef on a sandwich or on toast points.
Side Dish
New American
9
ingredients
11
steps
60
minutes
Chef Lisa has had a long standing appreciation for food, cooking, and nutrition. This passion led her to study Human Foods and Nutrition in college. She was given the opportunity to further her career by working as an executive pastry chef for resorts and hotels, as an healthy eating specialist for Whole Foods Market, and now has her own culinary business, where she helps others explore food, and ultimately, better their lives.

Ingredients

Servings:
30
1 lb
bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium onion, diced
4
garlic cloves, minced
1 cup(s)
strong coffee
1/4 cup(s)
apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup(s)
maple syrup
3 tblsp
light brown sugar
1/2 cup(s)
water
2
dashes of Tabasco sauce

Directions 11 steps | 60 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

In a medium saute pan over medium heat, pan sear the pieces of bacon until browned, about 7-8 minutes. 

Step 3

Pour the excess bacon fat into a small bowl off to the side and reserve. Remove and reserve the bacon bits into another bowl.

Step 4

Add the diced onion to the pan and sauté until translucent, about 4-5 minutes. 

Step 5

Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add the reserved bacon, 2-3 tablespoons of the bacon fat along with the coffee, vinegar, maple syrup, brown sugar and water. 

Step 7

Bring the mixture to a strong simmer while stirring.

Step 8

Lower the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has a  thick and syrupy consistency, about 30-45 minutes.

Step 9

Stir in a few dashes of Tobasco sauce, to taste.

Step 10

Transfer the mixture into a food processor and puree until the pieces of bacon have been broken down into small pieces.

Step 11

Enjoy as an accompaniment to a charcuterie board or slathered on a roast beef sandwich.


Notes:

  • Makes a great holiday or hostess gift. To gift, package the bacon onion jam in a decorative jar tied with a ribbon.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
76
FAT
6 g
PROTEIN
2 g
CARBS
3.3 g

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Jessica S.

Jessica

15 Jul 2022

Made a batch and it was gone in no time! I am planning to make a larger quantity for small gifts around the holidays.

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Sarah D.

Sarah

08 Jul 2022

I made this for my dad and it was a hit!

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