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Bacon Jam

People were raving… After the first Chefs Experience, we had many requests for this. So here it is…

Bacon Jam
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Servings Prep Time
3 Cups 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 40 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Cups 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 40 Minutes
Bacon Jam
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 Cups 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 40 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Cups 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 Minutes 40 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs bacon Cut into 1in pieces
  • 2 Cups Shallots Chopped
  • 4 Small Garlic Cloves Chopped
  • 1 Teas Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teas Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teas Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup Buy the good stuff!
  • 1/3 Cup Sherry Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
Servings: Cups
Instructions
  1. Spread half of bacon in a single layer in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until browned, 20 to 23 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Remove fat; clean pan. Repeat with remaining bacon, reserving browned bits and 1 tablespoon fat in pan.
  2. Add shallots and garlic to pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, ginger, and mustard and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Increase heat to high; add bourbon and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits. Add vinegar and brown sugar and return to a boil. Add reserved bacon; reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid reduces to a thick glaze, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until it has the consistency of a chunky jam. Refrigerate in an airtight container at least 1 hour and up to 4 weeks.
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