5 from 2 votes

{Crock Pot} Bacon Jam

{Crock Pot} Bacon Jam is an easy and amazing way to use bacon that is sweet, savory, and deliciously distinctive! Your house smells incredible while it cooks!
Course Appetizer
Author Stacey


  • 1 1/2 pounds sliced bacon cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions diced small
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar dark or light, but I used light
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain
  • Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use)
  • Add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes
  • Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes Add bacon and stir to combine
  • Transfer mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy, 3 1/2 to 4 hours
  • Transfer to a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped
  • Let cool, then refrigerate in airtight containers, up to 4 weeks