I've seen Bacon take on many forms. Blankets, weaves, clothing, and actors to name a few. Here is another delicious form to add to the list. Meet Bacon Jam!
- 10 ounces bacon
- 1 heaping cup chopped onions (about 2 small onions)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 4 cloves garlic, finally chopped
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 to 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup milk stout or malt beverage
- Cut 10 ounces bacon into small 1/2 inch strips, cook to your preferred level of crispness then put on paper towel lined plate, and discard excess grease leaving just enough to cook the onions.
- Cook 1 heaping cup chopped onions until translucent. (about 8-10 minutes) Turn the heat down to low. Add the 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 4 cloves garlic, finally chopped
- until the brown sugar has dissolved and the liquid has thickened slightly
- Add 1/4 cup vinegar and 3/4 cup beer to the pan, turn the heat back up to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
- Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat, add the bacon back into the pan, and let it cook at a gentle simmer for about 15 minutes until the liquid is slightly reduced.
- Turn off the heat and let sit for about 15 minutes.
- Blend to desired consistency and refrigerate until solid.
Use bacon jam to spruce up salads, baked potatoes, eggs, or toast. The sky is the limit because bacon makes everything taste better.