Chef John's Bacon Jam

13 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This takes some time to make, and there is expert-level stirring involved, but what a small price when you consider the final results. Whether you do this for your Super Bowl® party or another festive occasion, I hope you give this amazing bacon jam a try soon.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Directions

  1. Place bacon in a large, heavy-bottomed pot and cook over medium heat until bacon is crispy and the rendered fat is foaming, about 10 minutes. Pour bacon and rendered fat into a strainer placed over a bowl to drain fat. When fat is drained and bacon is cool enough to handle, remove bacon to a cutting board and finely chop.
  2. Return pot to medium heat; drizzle 2 teaspoons reserved bacon fat and butter in pan. Saute onions and 1 teaspoon salt until soft and translucent, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir brown sugar, sherry vinegar, 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, black pepper, and cayenne into onion mixture; add bacon. Stir water into bacon mixture and cook until jam is a brick-brown bacon color and has a jam consistency, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme into jam; stir until shiny and heated through.

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Reviews (13)

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Larry C
16

Larry C

this guy is a master. made it for promotion party. I remember how good it was don't remember who got promoted.

Lisa
15

Lisa

This is going on my to-do list, but I just have to say how much I enjoy Chef John's videos! He is my favorite food entertainment! Keep it rockin' Chef John! This recipe looks YUMMY!!!!

Bev
6

Bev

This is wonderful! Thanks Chef John. I wouldn't even consider changing anything about this recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 154 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 634 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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