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Sandy Navas
March 11th, 2013, 02:56 PM
Bacon Jam
Author: Rebecca Lindamood
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 32


Salty, meaty, chewy, sweet, savoury, smoky, bacony goodness. Bacon is crisped and made into the ultimate breakfast spread with maple syrup, onions, coffee, brown sugar and pepper.
Ingredients

3 pounds bacon
4 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
8 cloves garlic, smashed with the flat side of a knife or a pan and peeled
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
Ĺ cup pure maple syrup
1Ĺ cups very strong brewed black coffee
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1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Cut the bacon slices into one inch strips. Add the bacon to a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon, stirring frequently, until the bacon is browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings into a heat-proof jar with a tight-fitting lid.*
*Save the bacon drippings in the refrigerator. Thatís too much flavor to trash!
Place the Dutch oven back over the medium-high heat and add the onions and garlic. Stir well and reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook for about 8 minutes, or until the onions are mostly translucent. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well, and drop heat again, this time to low.
Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and boil hard for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, stir the browned bacon into the onions and liquid.
Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally to make sure things arenít sticking, adding ľ cup of water if it seems to be drying out. When the onions are meltingly soft and the liquid is thick and syrupy, remove the dutch oven from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Transfer the contents of the Dutch oven to the work bowl of a food processor that has been fitted with a blade. Fit the lid in place and pulse several times or until the Bacon Jam is a spreadable consistency. Scrape into a jar (or jars) or a container with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Can be served cold, room temperature or warmed.

Notes
The bacon jam could take up to 3 hours to reduce to a syrupy consistency. Just stick with it!

Jean Sewing Machine
March 11th, 2013, 02:59 PM
Oh, my gosh! Bacon jam! Amazing! This country has gone bacon crazy! They sell bacon covered donuts at the local donut store! And we have a famous cafe in St. Louis that makes a BLT with one pound of bacon on it! How do you even put that into your mouth? And how do you survive and not have a heart attack after eating it?

rebeccas-sewing
March 11th, 2013, 03:01 PM
That, my friend, is a bizarre sounding recipe! Can't quite picture what it tastes like. I do looooove bacon! Let us know what you think once you make it, Sandy!

bhaggerty
March 11th, 2013, 03:36 PM
HaHaHa

While watching the Food Network with my kids, they had special on bacon!
bacon milkshakes, bacon brownies, etc, etc.
there was also a California based restaurant called "Slater's" famous for a 50/50 Burger
It is half ground beef and half ground bacon - then grilled to perfection!
We got out our meat grinder and made them for some friends that were visiting (they have been stationed in Saudi Arabia and bacon used to be not permitted there) who have been in bacon / pork withdrawal.
I have to say, it was extremely tasty! Have not made them since because do not want anyone to die of a heat attack too young though!

madampolo
March 11th, 2013, 06:57 PM
Dying young is no longer possible. Bring on the Bacon Jam!

Lisapc
March 11th, 2013, 07:00 PM
OK, so if I send you a jar will you fill it up for my bacon obsessed 8 yr old?

Bubby
March 11th, 2013, 07:14 PM
Sandy can be our guinea pig!

MRoy
March 11th, 2013, 07:22 PM
I love bacon but I'm not sure about bacon jam. Sandy, let us know how it tastes.

K. McEuen
March 11th, 2013, 10:42 PM
Bacon jam on a nice warm slice of home made bread ...

auntiemern
March 12th, 2013, 03:19 AM
Interesting, very interesting ;0

rebeccas-sewing
March 12th, 2013, 06:56 AM
Has anyone actually tasted bacon jam? I've never heard of it.

Blondie
March 12th, 2013, 07:24 AM
Hmmm, I've never heard of it either. But it does sound intriquing. I may have to try this one. mmmm

And yes, what's up with the bacon, bacon, bacon that everyone is suddenly so fixated on?!

MayinJerset
March 12th, 2013, 09:54 AM
Thinik I'll pass on this one as I'm not a fan of bacon. It isn't that I don't like it but it's a lot of messy work to get really crisp bacon and it's too high in the wrong kind of fat. If I'm going to eat that much bad fat I'd prefer to do it with a big piece of cheesecake. I only buy a package of bacon once a year in August to make BLT's with ripe Jersey beefsteak tomatos.

buckeyequilter
March 12th, 2013, 10:04 AM
I like bacon...but....I think I'll stick with strawberry jam or grape jelly.

Lisapc
March 12th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Hmmm, I've never heard of it either. But it does sound intriquing. I may have to try this one. mmmm

And yes, what's up with the bacon, bacon, bacon that everyone is suddenly so fixated on?!

I think we are tired of being told everything is bad for us. I am. I eat and prepare everything in moderation. I had a 104 woman as a patient and she walked 1/2 mile every morning to go get herself a newspaper and a cup of coffee. Once she got home she had a fried egg, bacon and biscuit with real butter and finished it off with a cigarette. She then spent her day reading, quilting and enjoying her life. After her dinner she had another 1/2 mile walk for a kiddie sized real ice cream cone and when she got home she had her second and last cigarette of the day. She said everything in moderation and to keep your mind and body active is what keeps you alive along with being grateful for what you have and if you want more to work for it.

I like her philosophy. So tonight we eat Shepards pie with home made Swedish apple pie for desert made with real butter and sugar. Followed by a snowy game of catch outside! Then I sew.

craftyrad
March 12th, 2013, 01:02 PM
I love making jam -- I've been looking for more recipes so now I have several bacon jam recipes to try! Haven't started yet, though. I'm on a weight-loss quest so trying to lay off the bacon.

laf512
March 12th, 2013, 01:50 PM
I do like bacon, but I'm not sure about the jam. Sounds interesting for sure! I'd love to hear your review if you do make it!

Iris Girl
March 12th, 2013, 04:34 PM
I like bacon...but....I think I'll stick with strawberry jam or grape jelly.

I have to agree as much as I like bacon... I'll stick with the fruit flavor jams please for me please

Sandy Navas
March 12th, 2013, 09:38 PM
Hmmm, I've never heard of it either. But it does sound intriquing. I may have to try this one. mmmm

And yes, what's up with the bacon, bacon, bacon that everyone is suddenly so fixated on?!

I've always had a thing for bacon - although I very seldom buy it. But I think the big push right now is because it is GOOD - oh, and someone came up with a wonderful way to precook it, package it for easy storage, and cut your clean-up time. Wonder what they do with the rendered fat at the processing plants?

WendyI
March 14th, 2013, 11:30 AM
Yikes!! That's like a heart attack in a jar! My MIL's oncologist once told her that the single worst food you can put into your body EVER is bacon. So tragic!! Y'all need to try CANADIAN bacon!! YUM!!

EmmaB
March 27th, 2013, 04:18 PM
Mmmmm bacon!!!

GinnyKNC
March 27th, 2013, 04:28 PM
Oh this brought to mind my great grams wilted lettuce yummmmm. I might have to make that salad this weekend :)

Divine Daisy
March 28th, 2013, 12:51 AM
British home cured bacon.............num num.

Make it into jam? Sandy are you mad woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HdWench
March 28th, 2013, 06:33 AM
ya know I can almost taste this wonderful creation!!! ymm all those flavors meldig together... only thing missing are the grilled japenoes!

:-debbie

Patrice
March 28th, 2013, 10:16 AM
I am silly enough to try this. very interesting.

CrazyMtnLady
March 28th, 2013, 10:35 AM
Okay....I may be "Crazy" but I am think warm Bacon Jam over a baked potato topped with chopped green onions sounds like it would be tasty.
I LOVE Jalapeno jelly on a toasted onion bagel so why not Bacon Jam.