Food & Drink

This Flavorful Bacon Bourbon Jam is Heaven in a Jar

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Whether you put it on a burger, cracker or just eat it straight from the jar, bourbon bacon jam is the spread that you will soon find yourself putting on everything. Yes, it’s really that good.

Packed with flavorful spices, crispy bacon, sweet syrup and bourbon, this recipe is one that you will want to have handy in your kitchen at all times.


– 500 grams of bacon
– 1 cup of shallots, chopped
– 1/2 cup onions, chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, chopped
– 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
– 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1/2 cup bourbon
– 1/4 cup maple syrup
– 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

If you’re more of a visual learner, check out the step-by-step instructional video below.

To begin this incredibly easy and delicious recipe, cut bacon into thin strips and then render out the fat and separate it. Once your bacon is crispy, cool and chopped, mix the onion, shallots and garlic with 2 tablespoon of the bacon fat and let the onions turn soft. Then, add the bacon to your mixture, along with the rest of the ingredients. From there, cook for about five more minutes.

Lastly, taste the heavenly creation that you just whipped up – and try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting.

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This Flavorful Bacon Bourbon Jam is Heaven in a Jar