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Crostini with a knife and a bowl of boozy bacon jam.

Boozy Bacon Jam

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Servings 32
Calories 89 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup sweet bourbon or brandy
  • cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Sriracha
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Render bacon on medium-high for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pot, add butter and melt.
  • Add onion, brown sugar and a pinch of salt and cook for 10 to15 minutes.
  • Add shallot, garlic and spices and sauté for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Season with pepper.
  • Return the bacon to the pot and stir until well combined.
  • Pour the bourbon/brandy into the bacon mixture and cook the liquid down for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Skim off any fat/grease that has formed at the top and discard.
  • Pour the mixture into a food processor and process until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Serve warm or store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, until ready to use.

Notes

  • *Makes 2 cups
  • *1 serving = 1 tablespoon

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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