Go Back
bacon jam

Bacon Jam

Meaty, salty bacon, sweet onions, bitter coffee... what can you do with all this? Bacon jam! Your new favorite condiment and it's my jam!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Condiments
Servings 5 cups
Calories 360 kcal


  • Slow cooker
  • Food Processor
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 1 ½ pounds bacon sliced, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 onions medium yellow, diced small
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed and peeled
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup dark-brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup pure
  • ¾ cup coffee brewed


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
    cooked bacon for bacon jam
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  • Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use); add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes.
  • Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
    simmering onions for bacon jam
  • Add bacon and stir to combine.
    bacon jam almost ready
  • Transfer mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
    bacon jam
  • Transfer to a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.
  • Let cool, then refrigerate in airtight containers, up to 4 weeks.
Keyword bacon, bacon jam, condiments