Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam


September 16, 2014

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins


1.5kg sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces

2 medium 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



1In a large pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat

2Stir occasionally until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned (about 20 minutes).

3With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.

4Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan

5Add onions and garlic

6Cook until onions are translucent (about 6 minutes).

7Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil

8Stir and scrape up browned bits from pan with a wooden spoon (about 2 minutes).

9Add bacon and stir to combine.


1Transfer mixture to a 6-quart (5.5 to 6 Litre) slow cooker

2Cook on HIGH for approximately 3.5 to 4 hours LID OFF .

3Transfer to a food processor

4Pulse until coarsely chopped.

5Let cool.

6Refrigerate in airtight containers for up to 4 weeks.

Submitted by Narelle Youngs


1 Review


April 14, 2021

Hi just wondering if you could make without the coffee as I detest smell and taste of coffee and if yes what would you replace it with thanks

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