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{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, topping
Author Stacey

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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