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Bacon Jam

1 pound good bacon
1 large onion, thinly sliced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Sriracha
1 cup coffee
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup
fresh cracked black pepper
Whisper of liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Cook the bacon in batches over medium high heat until it’s lightly browned and just starting to crisp. Let cool.

Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat until soft and translucent about 15 minutes and hey a little carmelized onion never hurt anyone.

Slice the bacon into small chuncks.
Put the bacon chuncks back into the pan and add the brown sugar, sriracha, coffee, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke and maple syrup. Bring to a boil then let simmer.

Simmer over low heat stirring every now and then for 3-4 hours until you can no longer tell the onion from the bacon and it has a thick consistency and deep rich brown color.
Let cool for 30 minutes than transfer to a food processor. Pulse for several seconds to finely chop and blend the mixture.
Return to the pot. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
With a spoon, scoop the majority of the fat from the top of the jam. Place the pot on the stove turning the heat to low. Add the black pepper to taste, smoked paprika, and red wine vinegar. If you desire more heat, add another squirt of Sriracha. Cook for 45 minutes until almost all the liquid is evaporated.
Store in the frig. in a mason jar.

This is Sriracha. Just in case you didn’t know. You’re welcome.


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