Looking for a delicious recipe for Crock-Pot Bacon Jam? Look no further than this perfect salty, sweet and tart recipe! Plus find 10 ways to use bacon jam!
Crock-Pot Bacon Jam
This recipe was inspired by the Bacon Jam recipe from Martha Stewart except that I opted to chop my bacon into smaller pieces prior to adding it to the stove mixture.
This to me makes it a little bit easier to process it after it is done cooking in the slow cooker.
Of course, you can opt to keep the bacon in larger pieces allowing for a chunky bacon jam which is delicious too.
Bacon jam may sound a bit weird but really it is AWESOME. There is just this fantastic flavor combination of salty, sweet and tart that makes it so delicious.
10 Ways To Use Bacon Jam
- Spread it on your morning toast, bagel or English muffin… classic!
- Spoon it over a block of softened cream cheese and let party guests dip crackers into it for a fantastic dip.
- Put it on a homemade hamburger for an amazing experience!
- Top a meatloaf with it instead of the classic ketchup and brown sugar glaze many meatloaf recipes call for.
- Glaze some vegetables with it… for instance I like to roast carrots or Brussels sprouts in the oven until browned and soft and then toss them in a little bacon jam while they are still hot.
- Put a little on the bread when making a grilled cheese sandwich.
- Set out some bacon jam on a cheese board at your next party.
- Add to Alfredo sauce and serve with pasta.
- Substitute bacon jam for sliced bacon in a BLT sandwich.
- Roast potatoes until crispy and then toss in a couple of spoonfuls of bacon jam.
How Long Does Bacon Jam Last In The Refrigerator?
While bacon jam is called a jam this is not one of those recipes that you can in jars for long term storage in your pantry. You can eat your bacon jam immediately after making it but for long term storage bacon jam should be kept in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks. You can also store it longer in your freezer. Just put it in a food safe freezer container, label it so you know what is in the container and stash it away in the freezer for up to 1 year. When you are ready to use the bacon jam thaw it out in the refrigerator overnight.
- Center Cut Bacon
- Yellow Onions – Peeled and diced
- Garlic – Peeled and smashed
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Brown Sugar
- Real Maple Syrup
- Brewed Coffee
- In a large skillet on the stove-top, cook the bacon until crispy.
- Remove cooked bacon from the pan and transfer to several layers of paper towels and allow the bacon to cool.
- Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons bacon grease from the pan.
- To the pan add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent.
- Add apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup and coffee to the pan and continue to cook until the mixture begins to boil.
- While you are waiting for the mixture to boil, chop the bacon into small pieces.
- Add chopped bacon to the boiling mixture in the pan.
- Allow the mixture to come back to a boil.
- Carefully pour the mixture into a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or until the liquid is thick and syrupy.
- Turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid and allow the bacon jam to cool to room temperature.
- Pour into a food processor and pulse until mixture is a smooth consistency.
- Store in air tight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 year.
- 6 Quart Slow Cooker (Or Larger)
- Large Skillet
- Cutting Board
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Dry Measuring Cups
- Paper Towels
- Food Processor
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