Bacon Jam Recipe

5 from 17 reviews

This amazing Bacon Jam Recipe is the ultimate bacon lovers taste treat.  It combines smoked bacon, onion, brown sugar, vinegar and a perfect blend of spices.


  • 1 pound hickory smoked bacon finely chopped
  • 2 medium onions finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh brewed dark coffee
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. In heavy skillet or dutch oven over medium cook bacon until crispy. Tilt the pan to one side and carefully ladle off all but 2 tablespoons off excess grease.  Add onions and salt; cook over low heat until browned and slightly caramelized. Add the garlic and cook for additional 1 minute. Tilt pan and remove all but 1/2  tablespoon of excess grease.
  2. Stir in brown sugar, cider vinegar, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, and prepared strong black coffee. Let the mixture cook down until slightly thickened and browned; 20-25 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in balsamic vinegar. Serve warm over crusty french bread or crostini. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar.

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