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Bacon Jam is the Burger Topping You Never Knew You Wanted

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What a time to be alive. Bacon, that nectar of the gods, has been incorporated into everything from scented candles to vodka. Just when you thought they’ve already invented every possible bacon related product? BOOM. Bacon jam!

What is it though? We’re all pretty familiar with fruit jams which have been made for centuries and slathered on bread. But hat’s not exactly how you enjoy the savory, sweet concoction that is bacon jam though. Sure, you could do that…or you could put it on a burger. Take a moment and wipe the drool from your chin before continuing. There, that’s better.

The chief flavors in bacon jam include bacon (obviously) as well as onions, garlic and sugar. Bacon and burgers already go very well together, so this is just making it easier to get the max amount of bacon flavor on your burger.

Flickr/Rebecca Siegel
Flickr/Rebecca Siegel

Burger Business, which covers everything related to burger news, reports that bacon jam has found its way atop America’s favorite entree. In fact, you can find it at Twin Peaks. The nationwide hooters-esque restaurant chain spreads bacon jam on their sliders. On a more local level bacon jam is also on the Space Jam Burger from Svante’s in Austin, Texas. In Kentucky, it can be found on the Dayzed & Confused burger at Jax Burgers & Brews in Lexington.

If you want to try it at home, you can buy it for $4.49 at Trader Joe’s. Or, if you’re the culinary type, check out this recipe to learn how you can make your own.

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Bacon Jam is the Burger Topping You Never Knew You Wanted