One for my roommates…

I really think that my roommates would like this…

http://www.notquitenigella.com/2009/10/08/bacon-jam-your-wildest-dreams-come-true/

Bacon Jam

An Original Recipe by Not Quite Nigella

  • 500grams/1 pound smoked bacon (or use regular bacon and liquid smoke)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium brown onion sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Tabasco sauce (according to taste)
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Black pepper to taste
  • extra water

1. In a non stick pan, fry the bacon in batches until lightly browned and beginning to crisp. Using a pair of scissors cut into 1 inch pieces.

2. Fry the onion and garlic in the rendered bacon fat on medium heat until translucent.

bacon jam cooking

After 5 minutes of cooking

3. 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.

bacon jam cooking 1 hour

After 30 minutes-1 hour of cooking

bacon jam cooking 2 hours

After 2 hours of cooking

4. 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.

bacon jam whizzed

bacon jam 4

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2 comments

  1. Mellee

    I have to agree, groooossss. Also, your comment made me laugh so hard. Oh the day’s in Mac’s classroom!

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