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Hey y’all!! Hope you all had an amazing summer! It’s the beginning of fall break around here but still soooooo hot! I may have been pretending that it’s cold around here though and doing things like making pot roast in the crock pot so as not to heat up the house haha. Hopefully it’s cooler in your part of the world!
So, I have a confession to make. I’m OBSESSED with those videos that are all over Facebook now where they quickly make a recipe that usually looks like it’s super simple and about 10 billion calories. One of the sites I really love is Delish. This morning I was scrolling through my feed and this recipe video starts so of course I stop to watch it. It started with bacon. How could I not watch?!?! Well, turns out they were making Bacon Jam. I pinned a recipe for bacon jam about 100 years ago and was reminded of it when this video came on so I literally went to the store and got the ingredients before I took my babes to school. I did change the recipe up a little bit from Delish. They used apple cider vinegar and chili powder. That’s the joy of cooking at home. You can change up recipes to fit your own flavor preferences! Anywho, the pictures you are about to see may (definitely will) make you want to run out to the store as well. You’re welcome!
MAPLE BACON JAM
- 1lb of bacon
- 1 large onion
- 1tsp minced garlic
- 1/3c balsamic vinegar
- 1/4c maple syrup
- 1/2c brown sugar
Chop bacon and add to a cold pan. Turn heat onto medium and cook until brown and crispy and delicious. Or to whatever doneness you prefer, I guess. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. I used my Pioneer Woman Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Love it!!
Add onion into the dutch oven with 2TBS of the bacon grease. Once the onions start to brown turn the heat down and let them do their thang! You want them caramelized and delicious.
Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add bacon back into the pan.
Add balsamic vinegar. Step back and don’t breath in. Seriously. Have you ever added vinegar to a hot pan? It’s not pleasant! Stir that together and then add in the syrup, brown sugar, and some sriracha if you want it to have a little kick.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
The hardest part is trying to resist eating it while it’s still hot enough to burn your face off!
I had mine with crostinis. They’re super simple and delicious. Just brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then put them under the broiler until they start to brown and boom! Deliciousness! Spread a little bit of creamy Brie on the crostini and spoon on some of that delicious jam. Even though I can practically feel my hips growing it is still one of the best things I have snacked on!
So, there you have it! Maple Bacon Jam! Pin it and try it this weekend! If you do I would love for you to post it social media, tag me, and let me know what you think! What’s your favorite snack recipe? I need more to try. Gotta work on this winter bod haha. Anyways, thanks for stopping by!