Bacon Jam Recipe!

Over in good ol’ Philly, my boyfriend made Bacon Jam yesterday!  It’s apparently crazy delicious and, I mean c’mon, it’s bacon.

Mark’s Daily Apple by the way – the website from that link – is fucking awesome.  I think that’s the first “fuck” I’ve written on my blog, but it’s a well deserved first “fuck” (that sounds more sexual than I want it to be).  But really, if you are interested at all about Paleo, good food, a healthy lifestyle, I’d follow his website.  That’s what I first started reading and wouldn’t ya know it, I’m hooked.

Anyway, back to bacon.  He made jam and it was an easy recipe to follow.  So it’s tasty and convenient – like McDonalds…but not.

Ingredients:

He lined up all the ingredients for ya :]

He lined up all the ingredients for ya :]

 

  • 12 to 16 ounces of bacon (340 g to 450 g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (5 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (a pinch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (2.5 ml)
  • 1/2 of a chipotle pepper en adobo, chopped (or more, but these canned peppers add a lot of heat)
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar (30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (15 ml)
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee (120 ml)
  • 1/2 cup water (120 ml)

(I copied these right from Mark’s Daily Apple and take no credit for the original creation of bacon jam)

Process:

 

First, he cut everything up and got ready to cook it all in the pot

First, he cut the bacon up and cooked it to a light crisp, not completely crispy so there was enough fat to cook the rest of the ingredients.

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With the bacon fat, cook the garlic and shallot for a few minutes. Add the chili powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder, chipotle pepper, vinegar, maple syrup, coffee, water and the bacon.

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Simmer for about 1 hour, stir occasionally and add a little water if the pot begins to get dry. The finished product should be thick and syrupy.

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Put in a food processor and pulse a few times to blend just a little, leaving the texture somewhat chunky.

Done and done! After refrigerating it for a little while, it was delicious, spreadable, and a great addition to anything you like to have things spread on.

Done and done! After refrigerating it for a little while, it was delicious, spreadable, and a great addition to anything you like to have things spread on. Also, it last for a few weeks!

Let me know how it goes for you if you make it, I’d love to hear other people’s responses.  Bacon, yay!

 

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