Bacon Jam

Recipe by Lori Mama
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 10-15
YIELD: 1 3/4 cups




  • In a non stick pan, fry the bacon in batches until lightly browned and beginning to crisp.
  • Fry the onion and garlic in the rendered bacon fat on medium heat until translucent.
  • Transfer the bacon, onion and garlic into a heavy based cast iron pot and add the rest of the ingredients except for the water.
  • Simmer for 2 hours adding 1/4 of a cup of water every 25-30 minutes or so and stirring.
  • When ready, cool for about 15-20 minutes and then place in a food processor. Pulse for 2-3 seconds so that you leave some texture to the “jam” or of course you could keep whizzing and make it a smoother and more paste like.
  • Serve on your favorite burger, grilled cheese, as an appetizer on crusty bread.
  • The possibilities are endless.
  • Enjoy.