If you are a bacon lover and haven’t tried this Bacon Onion Jam recipe, you don’t know what you are missing! The caramelized onions combined with the crispy bacon contribute to making the taste of this condiment out of this world delicious! Whether you are putting it on your burgers, hot dogs, or your favorite sandwich. This recipe will add another dimension to your dish!
Making your own condiments at home is usually very easy. Often time it just takes a little planning to create things that are way better than store-bought! This Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce is over-the-top good! And if you are looking for something a little different, why not check out this tangy Alabama White Sauce? It is perfect for any chicken dish!
This recipe is so stupendously simple you are going to make it all the time. I mean, what’s not to like? Bacon, good, caramelized onions, good, garlic, good!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE Bacon ONION Jam?
With just a handful of ingredients, you can make this fantastic bacon onion jam. Did I mention that it only takes about 20 minutes?
- Balsamic vinegar
- Brown sugar
Not much to add to the shopping list, that’s for sure. You can use any type of bacon, from regular to hickory smoked. You can also use any type of onion: sweet onion, red onion, or yellow onion. Each will impart a little bit of a different flavor to the end result, but any of them work well in this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE bacon ONION jam
Dice or chop the bacon into 1-inch squares. Place the bacon in a large, non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir the bacon occasionally, continuing to cook the bacon until it is browned and crispy.
While the bacon is cooking, slice the onions into half moons and set aside. Once the bacon is cooked, remove it from the skillet to a paper towel-lined plate. Leave about 1 1/2 Tbsp of bacon fat in the bottom of the skillet.
Now add the sliced onions to the skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and just slightly caramelized, about 5 – 7 minutes. Add the garlic to the onions for the last minute while they cook.
Then, add the bacon back to the skillet. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar and stir to combine. Continue to cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is slightly caramelized, about 3 – 4 minutes.
Turn off the stove and allow the bacon onion jam to cool in the skillet. Once cooled, transfer the bacon onion jam to a jar or resealable containers. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days, but I doubt it will last that long!!
As with almost any recipe, you can “get jiggy with it” if you like. This bacon onion jam is a perfect candidate to add your personal touches to.
You can substitute apple cider vinegar for the balsamic vinegar if you like. This will add a little more of a tangy flavor to the onion bacon jam. If you like some spicy heat, why not dice up some fresh jalapeno and cook it with the onions?
Reducing the brown sugar and adding maple syrup to the recipe also would add a nice flavor. Even adding a little dried or fresh thyme just before serving would be an elegant touch.
This tasty condiment pairs wonderfully with everything from your homemade cheeseburger to a simple grilled cheese sandwich. You can use your homemade onion bacon anywhere you might use other condiments like relish, mayo, or mustard. It would even be a great addition to your homemade poutine!
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- 1 pound sliced bacon, cut into 1 inch square pieces (454 g)
- 2-3 large onions, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Prepare a large plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until browned and crispy, stirring occasionally. Place cooked bacon on the paper towel-lined plate to remove excess fat. Let cool and then chop. Leave about 1 ½ tablespoons of the bacon fat in the skillet.
- Add the sliced onion to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and just slightly caramelized. About 5 - 7 minutes. Add the garlic to the onions in the last minute of cooking.
- Add the chopped bacon back to the skillet. Pour vinegar and brown sugar and stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 3-4 minutes. Once the mixture caramelizes, switch off the stove.
- Allow the jam to cool down before transferring to a jar or other air-tight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 960mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g
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