Salty, sweet, smokey, bacon-y… this burnt onion & bacon jam may just be the condiment of your dreams.
I’m telling you right now, strongly consider doubling this recipe. Hell, even tripling it! Because not only will you manage to eat a whole jar to yourself, but your friends are going to want some, too. In fact, they may demand this jam accompany you anytime you see them. Yes, bacon jam is that good.
The perfect combination of smokey, sweet, mildly spicy, and packed with meaty, umami goodness, the uses for this jam are nearly limitless. Obviously, eating it straight on a spoon goes without saying. You can use it as a condiment on steak, served with toast & eggs, heck I’d even try topping ice cream with this and see how it tastes.
Theoretically, the step of charring the onion over charcoal is optional, but you will lose some depth of flavor if you don’t char. Also, it pretty much pre-cooks the onions and speeds up the whole process. The other key step is to keep cooking the bacon until it’s totally crisp. Stick with it, it’ll happen, because no one wants weird gummy bits of meat in their jam.
Recipe after the pics.