Bacon Jam - Recipe

Bacon Jam
Makes about 500ml
  • 450g streaky bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 60ml cider vinegar
  • 185ml freshly brewed coffee
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 60ml bourbon
  • 2 tsp chipotle in adobo
  • ½ tsp cumin

  1. Put the bacon in a large saucepan and cook on a medium heat until the bacon really crisps up, stirring all the while to keep it from sticking. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Add the onion to the pan and cook on a very low heat. After 5 mins add the garlic then continue cooking until the onion begins to caramelise, it should take around 20 mins.
  3. Pour in the vinegar to deglaze the pan.
  4. Add the bacon back in, as well as the coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, chipotle, cumin and some black pepper.
  5. The heat should be on the very lowest setting and cook for about 2 hours for the jam to reduce.
  6. When it’s ready, turn off the heat and pour into a sterlised jar. Keep the jam in the fridge ready for whenever you need it.