Spicy Bacon Bourbon Jam


  • 1-1/2 Lb. thick cut bacon
  • 2 C. shallots, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper with 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1/2 C. bourbon
  • 1/2 C. maple syrup
  • 1/4 C. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar

Cook bacon until extra crispy, reserving 2 Tbsp of grease.  Remove to paper towels to drain. When cool enough to handle, tear into small pieces.

Add onions to pan with grease and cook over medium, stirring occasionally until caramelized, about 40 minutes to an hour.

Add garlic, chipotle, and sauce and cook another minute.

Add syrup and bourbon, bring to a boil and cook 2-3 minutes.

Add bacon, reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes.

Add brown sugar and vinegar, simmer until it becomes a jam consistency, about 10-15 minutes.

Store extra jam in the fridge to add to anything you like!

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