Bacon Jam Recipe #SundaySupper

Bacon Jam is an easy recipe to make and great to have on hand. It is an amazing flavor enhancer for toast, sandwiches, burgers, and even in scrambled eggs. We love to top everything with this sweet, savory, and smoky spread!
Bacon Jam ready to enhance your favorite breakfast or sandwich for game day

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Spread Bacon Jam on your favorite sandwich for game day
Making Bacon Jam is a little involved and somewhat time consuming, but it is so worth it y'all! Once you have it made up, you can use it on just about everything. For an easy to make and impressive breakfast, we like to spread it on a piece of bread, top with some smoky Gruyere cheese and pop it in the oven to melt the cheese. Then I'll top that off with a poached egg and breakfast is done in under 10 minutes! Bacon Jam is great on a grilled cheese sandwich, spread on hamburgers, or mix it into scrambled eggs. The possibilities are endless!

Recipe Prep Tips

  • Cook your bacon in the oven. It is super easy to do and clean-up is a breeze!
  • If possible, make the bacon up ahead of time and reserve until ready to make the jam. Be sure to reserve the bacon fat too.
  • Use a food processor to slice the onions. Slicing onions is made easy with the food processor slicing blade. It will slice them all up in no time into thin slices perfect for bacon jam. You can chop them further if you prefer the onions smaller. I'm a bit on the lazy side, so I just use them sliced and they are totally fine.

How to Cook Bacon

Line a baking sheet with foil and top it with an oven safe rack if you have one. If not, you can cook the bacon right on the foil. Lay bacon pieces in a single layer on the rack (or on the foil), and place the baking sheet in the oven. Turn the oven on to 400°F and cook for 20-30 minutes until desired crispiness. You'll want the bacon pretty crispy for the bacon jam. 
Learn how to cook bacon in the oven
When the bacon is cooked to your liking, carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Pat dry with a paper-towel to remove the bacon fat. Reserve the bacon fat left in the baking sheet.
Oven baked bacon is easy to make and clean-up is a breeze

Cook the onions

While the bacon is cooking, Heat 2 tablespoons bacon fat over medium heat in a skillet. Add the onions and stir. Allow the onions to cook for about 10 minutes. 
Caramelizing onions for Bacon Jam spread
While the onions are cooking, chop the bacon and set aside. After about 10 minutes, you'll notice the onions are starting to turn a light golden color. Sprinkle on a pinch of salt and stir in 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, 1/4 cup sherry vinegar, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.

Add the chopped bacon and stir 1/2 cup water into bacon mixture. Cook until the overall color is a dark brown bacon color and has a jam consistency, about 15 minutes. Give the Bacon Jam a taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
Bacon Jam ready to enhance the flavor or your favorite food

Allow the bacon jam to cool slightly and transfer to a serving dish. Store bacon jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks, although, I doubt it will last that long.
Bacon Jam is an easy recipe to make and great to have on hand. It is an amazing flavor enhancer for toast, sandwiches, burgers, and even in scrambled eggs. We love to top everything with this sweet, savory, and smoky spread! #LTGrecipes #SundaySupper



Bacon Jam Recipe

Life Tastes Good
Published 10/09/2016
Bacon Jam Recipe
Bacon Jam is an easy recipe to make and great to have on hand. It is an amazing flavor enhancer for toast, sandwiches, burgers, and even in scrambled eggs. We love to top everything with this sweet, savory, and smoky spread!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 2 cups large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and top it with an oven safe rack if you have one. If not, you can cook the bacon right on the foil. Lay bacon pieces in a single layer on the rack (or on the foil), and place the baking sheet in the oven. Turn the oven on to 400°F and cook for 20-30 minutes until desired crispiness. You'll want the bacon pretty crispy for the bacon jam.
  2. When the bacon is cooked to your liking, carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Pat dry with a paper-towel to remove the bacon fat. Reserve the bacon fat left in the baking sheet.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons bacon fat over medium heat in a skillet. Add the onions and stir. Allow the onions to cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. While the onions are cooking, chop the bacon and set aside. After about 10 minutes, you'll notice the onions are starting to turn a light golden color. Sprinkle on a pinch of salt and stir in 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, 1/4 cup sherry vinegar, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the chopped bacon and stir 1/2 cup water into bacon mixture. Cook until the overall color is a dark brown bacon color and has a jam consistency, about 15 minutes. Give the Bacon Jam a taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
  6. Allow the bacon jam to cool slightly and transfer to a serving dish. Store bacon jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 45 mins.
Total time: 60 mins.

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com Chef John's Bacon Jam Recipe


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8 comments:

  1. I love making bacon in the oven. But I just do it on a tray - no rack and then I dip bread or whatever in the fat. So good :)

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    1. Now that sounds like a wonderful plan! I need to make sure I have some bread on hand the next time I cook up some bacon! Thanks for sharing, Laura!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, the top picture is absolutely mouth-watering. I can't wait to try this - I bet it's truly amazing on a burger!

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    1. Oh man, you are right. On a burger with smokey Gruyere cheese and a poached egg is our favorite! Now I have a craving haha Thanks for your kind words about the pic :)

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  3. Sounds absolutely wondrous! I can't decide if I want it more on a burger or in a grilled cheese!

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    1. BOTH! Definitely one of each :) Thanks so much, Lauren!

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  4. Delicious! Great recipe for my family and I.

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    1. So glad you enjoy it, Cynthia! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know. Have a wonderful week ~Marion

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