Bacon Onion Jam
Bacon Onion Jam is a delicious, sweet and savory condiment that is going to blow your mind. Smoky bacon, red onions, sugar and vinegar are cooked down to create a thick, caramelized jam that is delicious on crackers, sandwiches, brie and more.
Servings 2 cups
- 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 3 large red onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. You need 2 tablespoons of fat in the pan. If there is not enough bacon grease, add olive oil until the required amount is reached. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the salt and pepper and cook another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Reduce temperature to low. Sprinkle the sugar in a thin layer over the bacon onion mixture and let it melt without stirring, 4 to 5 minutes. Once melted, increase the temperature to medium-high and cook, again without stirring, until an amber caramel forms, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn. Once caramelized, stir in the red wine and balsamic vinegars. Cook another 5 minutes, stirring often, until a jam consistency is reached.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Place in airtight jars and refrigerate until ready to use for up to a week.