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Beer and Bacon Jam

Beer and Bacon Jam. An intensely flavourful accompaniment to grilled chicken or pork, with steak or on burgers.

White Cheddar Burgers with Beer Bacon Jam

White Cheddar Burgers with Beer Bacon Jam

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I saw a version of today’s recipe on one of the roadside diner shows a couple of years back but I can’t remember which one. I remember that recipe being more complicated than this one but I wanted a stove top recipe that may take a little time but is well worth the effort.

Beer & Bacon Jam i. With a base of onions, bacon, maple syrup and stout beer, this incredible savory jam is delicious on burgers, steaks and chops!

Beer & Bacon Jam

This “jam” is a wonderfully flavourful condiment that has many flavour components. Sweet, smoky, slightly salty with and quite earthy, this delicious concoction is terrific on pork chops as pictured but is also very good on grilled steaks, burgers and chicken too.

Try it at your next weekend barbecue and I know everyone will want the recipe for this unusual, conversation starting “jam”.

If keeping for longer than a week, use the pressure canning method recommended by the jar manufacturer.

This savoury jam also works very well with pork, lamb and especially wild game meats.

White Cheddar Burgers with Beer Bacon Jam

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Beer & Bacon Jam on simply seasoned and grilled pork chops.

Beer & Bacon Jam on simply seasoned and grilled pork chops.

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White Cheddar Burgers with Beer Bacon Jam
Yield: 2 cups jam (aprox.)

Beer and Bacon Jam

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Beer and Bacon Jam - an intensely flavourful accompaniment to grilled chicken or pork, with steak or on burgers.

Ingredients

  • ½ pound smoked bacon
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 large finely diced red onions
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces dark stout beer, (or one cup brewed coffee works very well)
  • ½ tsp dry thyme

Instructions

  1. Cut the bacon into ¼ inch pieces and fry slowly over medium low to medium heat until all the fat has been rendered out and the bacon is crispy, resembling bacon bits.
  2. Drain off all the fat and add the butter, red onion, garlic and black pepper.
  3. Cook over medium low heat for about 20 minutes until the onions have reduced considerably and caramelized.
  4. Add the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, beer(or coffee) and thyme. Simmer very slowly and reduce this mixture for another 20 minutes or more, until it reaches a jam-like consistency. Pay close attention to the jam, stirring often until practically all of the liquid boils off.
  5. Serve warm or reheat a little at a tie in the microwave for a few seconds as needed.
  6. This jam will last for several days in sealed container/s in the fridge or for much longer if you choose to make a large batch and follow proper canning/bottling procedures.
  7. If keeping for longer than a week, use the pressure canning method recommended by the jar manufacturer.

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Pat Marrion

Monday 8th of July 2019

Any idea how many half pint jars this would make? I like to have everything ready before starting the recipe!

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