Bacon Jam

Serves 3 cups

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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.