Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam from Closet Cooking

A sweet, salty, smoky, spicy and down right tasty bacon jam that is the definition of umami! This bacon jam goes well on toast for breakfast and makes for a great condiment in sandwiches and burgers of all sorts!


Servings: makes 1-2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 pound thick smoked bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup coffee (brewed)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1-2 chipotle chilis in adobo, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan an over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon starts to get crispy and set aside, reserving 1 tablespoon of the grease in the pan.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the vinegar and deglaze the pan.
  5. Add the coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, bacon, chipotle chilies, cumin and pepper, reduce the heat and simmer until reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 1-2 hours.
  6. Process the jam in a food processor to smooth it out a bit but not too much as you want to have the texture of the bacon.
  7. If you do not finish it all in one sitting, store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
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