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FrozenTundra
02-21-2013, 11:19 PM
Took some home smoked bacon and mad some bacon jam.

Ingredients
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Sliced bacon and then cut into 3/4 - 1" pieces
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Brown bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until most of the fat is rendered off.
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Drain the bacon and save the bacon grease for cooking other stuff.
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Chop onions and cook in a tablespoon of bacon grease until they start getting translucent.
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Combine all the remaining ingredients and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy, 4-5 hours.
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Here is is reduced and thickened
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Transfer to food processor and give a few pulses
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Put in air tight containers
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Store in fridge for up to 4 weeks.
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Recipe I used:
2.5 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
3 large yellow onions, diced
2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled ( I used granulated as I was out of fresh)
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 cup brewed coffee
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Pinch or two of red pepper flakes

I did it all in a slow cooker so not as much clean up or tending.

Think it would be great on a burger or grilled cheese. Tried it on crackers and it was super!
Next time I will use store bought bacon, I doubt it paid to use good bacon for this.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-21-2013, 11:32 PM
Looks very tasty yet is nothing that would have ever occurred to me.

BobM
02-21-2013, 11:33 PM
Very nice!

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Bludawg
02-21-2013, 11:35 PM
That is my favorite condiment I keep a jar in the refer. Try an aged cheddar Sour dough grilled cheese with Bacon Jam samich it will change your life.

buccaneer
02-21-2013, 11:43 PM
I don't dare make it anymore but eight years ago an Aussie chef I like made it and I went thru a ton of his recipe for it.
Too darn tempting!

HookedOnQ
02-21-2013, 11:46 PM
Thats something ive never seen or heard of before..Looks and sounds good tho. The things that can be done with bacon are truly endless

batannah
02-22-2013, 01:02 AM
MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm BACON!!!!!! Is there anything that bacon can not be or do?

rondini
02-22-2013, 03:46 AM
WOW, the uses for that WOW:clap2:

esselle
02-22-2013, 05:19 AM
Thanks ....been wanting a recipe for this.