Move over fruit jams, we have a new spread in town! Slow cooker bacon jam is one of the best recipes around. You can basically slather this stuff on anything! From appetizers, bread, crackers, cheese, sandwiches, hamburgers, eggs, (or even straight out of the jar), bacon jam has got to be the world's most versatile - and delicious - condiment.
This is guaranteed to be the best savory jam you will ever taste. The combination of sweet, salty and smoky flavors makes this an irresistible and unforgettable spread. I mean, when bacon is this delicious, why not put it on everything?
Here's how to make it.
- 1 1/2 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
- 2 medium yellow onions, diced small
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup brewed coffee
With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use); add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes.
Transfer mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
Transfer to a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.
Let cool, then refrigerate in airtight containers, up to 4 weeks.