Bourbon Bacon Jam. Those three words together are going to make you swoon. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This all starts with bacon. A whole pound of it, cut into pieces and cooked until crispy brown.
Then caramelized onions, cooked in the bacon drippings.
And then some goodies like bourbon and maple syrup.
Then it is finished in the food processor to make this into an amazing spread.
Give this a taste, and your imagination will run wild.
Add it to a burger and it instantly turns into a gourmet treat. Also – put this in your next grilled cheese sandwich. You will DIE!
- 1 lb bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 c diced red onion
- ⅓ c bourbon
- ¼ c real maple syrup
- ¼ c brown sugar
- ½ tsp chili powder
- To begin, cut your bacon into 1 inch pieces.
- Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until it is golden and slightly crispy. You can do this in two batches if you need to.
- When the bacon is cooked, lift it out with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.
- Drain of all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings, leaving all of the brown bits in the skillet.
- Add in the diced onion and cook on low heat until the onions are gorgeously caramelized, about 10-15 minutes.
- Add in the bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar and chili powder. Return the bacon to the pan. Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat.
- Pour the entire contents of the skillet into your food processor and pulse it a couple times to create a spreadable consistency.
- Use any way your imagination leads you.
- Store leftovers in an air tight container, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
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