Bacon jam is all over the internet. My curiosity got the better of me and I decided to make some. I mean...really. How bad could it be? Bacon? Gooood! Jam? Goood! Guess what??? I was right. Well...me and a ton of other people who have made it and loved it! I ate some on toast but the next thing I'm going to eat it on is: (in this order) toast, then bacon jam, then a fried egg on top. It's gonna be delicious...I just know it!
2 pounds bacon ~ diced and cooked crisp
2 medium yellow onions ~ sliced
6 cloves garlic ~ minced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup brewed coffee
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.
Add onion, garlic, pepper and cayenne to the pan and cook over medium-low heat until onions are soft and translucent. .
In a medium bowl, combine the vinegars, brown sugar and coffee.
Add vinegar mixture to onion mixture and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
Add the bacon and cook on low until thick and liquid has reduced about 30 - 45 minutes.
Store in jam jars.
Makes about 2 cups.