Bacon Jam

I have always been drawn to trying out something new than preparing the usual menu. So I’m always on the lookout for that inspiration. This time, I was inspired by my little sister. During our chat session, she was going on about a unique jam she tasted. Bacon Jam. Though I’ve seen them on TV, I never got the opportunity to taste them. Naturally,it piqued my curiosity. As expected, next thing to do was to google for a recipe.
I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe with minor tweaking. All of us loved it. You can use in sandwiches, burgers, rolls etc.

Bacon Jam

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 1 cups


  • 250 gms Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • 2 teaspoons Chilli powder (or less)
  • 2 - 1/2 tablespoons Cider vinegar
  • 2 - 1/2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 1 - 1/4 tablespoons Maple syrup Honey /
  • 4 tablespoons Coffee Brewed


  • Heat a pan.
  • Place the bacon strip and cook till brown on both sides. No need to add oil as the bacon will cook in its own fat.
  • Drain onto an absorbent paper.
  • Chop them into small pieces. Keep aside.
  • Drain all the fat except 1 tablespoon.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic paste.
  • Cook till the onion becomes light brown.
  • Add the chilli powder and stir for a few seconds.
  • Now add the cider vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup and coffee and mix well.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, tip in the bacon and mix well.
  • If you feel that it is drying out, you may add some water.
  • Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, till the mixture becomes syrupy.
  • Switch off heat.
  • Once cool, transfer to a grinder and pulse it to achieve the consistency you like.
  • Transfer to an airtight container.
  • Store in refrigerator for upto a month.

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