How to Make Bacon Jam

How do you make Bacon Jam? Turn on some good tunes and turn up the volume! Ha. Don't go bacon my heart and leave. I won't do it again. Promise. I will, however, show you how to make bacon jam

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a bowl of bacon jam in a black and white bowl sits on a wooden charcuterie board with Truth Sauce Bacon Roll Ups.

How to Make Bacon Jam


1 Tbsp bacon grease or olive oil

1 sweet onion

3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped

¼ C brown sugar

½ C strong brewed coffee

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. bourbon or whiskey (optional)


Slice the onion really thin using a mandolin. Sauté in skillet with bacon grease or oil on medium low heat for about 30 minutes until brown and soft.

Add in bacon, coffee, and brown sugar. Cook until thick and “jammy." Add in vinegar and bourbon. Cook for one minute.

Allow to cool before serving.

Helpful Tools to Make Bacon Jam

A handheld mandoline makes quick work of slicing onions.

Prone to tears when slicing onions? Onion Goggles to the rescue! 

person wearing a black face mask and onion goggles looks slyly into the camera

What to Serve with This Bacon-y, Jammy Goodness

Get you some delicious Truth Sauce and make Truth Sauce Bacon Roll-ups. Or, serve on your fave charcuterie board with crackers, veggies, and tiny toasts. Also can be used as a topping for pizza and grilled meats.


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