Bacon Jam Burger

Serves 6


6 burger patties
6 hamburger buns
6 slices Cambozola or Amablu cheese
fresh arugula, for garnish
Bacon Jam (recipe below)
  1. Prepare Bacon Jam using the recipe below (Bacon Jam can be made ahead of time and refrigerated).
  2. Grill your burger just the way you like it. If possible, lightly toast the buns.
  3. Place burger on bun; top with cheese and Arugula. Then top with a delicious portion of Bacon Jam.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
Bacon Jam
1 lb. Our Own Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
bacon drippings
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup Sriracha Sauce
  1. Cook and stir bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until bacon is lightly browned; drain grease, retaining 1/4 of the drippings.
  2. Stir onions into bacon and drippings; cook and stir until soft and somewhat translucent. Stir in brown sugar; cook until onions are sticky and browned, about 5 more minutes. Mix in garlic, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes.
  3. Mix in bourbon whiskey, coffee, red wine vinegar, and maple syrup.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until the bacon jam is thickened not runny, stir occasionally to prevent burning, about 20 minutes. Mix in Sriracha sauce and cook 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, let cool, put in a food processor and pulse until slightly chunky, spreadable consistency. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.