Celebrate Bacon Day With Boozy Bacon Jam You Can DIY
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Celebrate Bacon Day With Boozy Bacon Jam You Can DIY

It’s International Bacon Day! We all know that everything tastes better with bacon, so we decided to make it in spreadable form for you to carry around and put on everything you eat today. Omelette with bacon jam for breakfast? Check. Toasted cheese sandwich with bacon jam? Check. Cooked chicken breasts spread with bacon jam and served with a crunchy salad? Check. Today is going to be a good day :)

 Ingredients:

Makes two 4-ounce jars

– 3/4 pound good quality bacon

– 3 yellow onions

– 3 cloves garlic

–  1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

– ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

– 3/4 cup brown sugar

– 3 Tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar

– 1 ¼ cups any dark/malty ale

– 1/2 teaspoons salt

Directions:

  1. Chop the bacon into small pieces.
  2. Heat a large skillet over a medium heat and add the bacon. Fry until the bacon is crispy (if your bacon doesn’t contain much fat, you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil). Remove the bacon from the pan. Discard most of the bacon fat, leaving one tablespoon in the pan.
  3. Peel and chop the onions, then add to the pan with the garlic, pepper and paprika. Cook on medium heat for about ten minutes, until the onions are very soft.
  4. Add the sugar and stir, then add the vinegar, beer and salt. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for ten minutes. Add the bacon back in and continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until thickened. Check the seasoning and add a little more salt and pepper if required.
  5. Serve warm or allow to cool, then store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Bring up to room temperature before serving.

Chop the bacon into small pieces, then heat a large skillet over a medium heat and add the bacon. Fry until the bacon is crispy (if your bacon doesn’t contain much fat, add vegetable oil). Remove the bacon from the pan. Discard most of the bacon fat, leaving one tablespoon in the pan. You can pour the discarded bacon fat into a jar and put it in the fridge for later use. We highly recommend it!

Peel and chop the onions, then add them to the pan with the garlic, pepper and paprika. Cook on medium heat for about ten minutes, until the onions are very soft.

Add the sugar and stir, then add the vinegar, beer and salt. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for ten minutes. Add the bacon back in and continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until thickened. Check the seasoning and add a little more salt and pepper if required.

Serve warm or allow to cool, then store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Bring up to room temperature before serving. Eat with everything. Like EVERYTHING.

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