Slow Cooker Bacon Jam

For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Yesterday we were juice cleansing, today we’re eating bacon jam. 

I found the recipe when I was looking for appetizers that I could serve for Jay’s 30th birthday. While I didn’t actually make any fresh appetizers that night (thank you Costco frozen section!) I pinned this link to Martha Stewart’s recipe to make some other time. That time came last weekend when I found some bacon in the back of the fridge that needed to be used or thrown away. 

Although the jam took a long time to make, it really only required some patience and not a lot of skill. My kind of recipe. 

Step 1: Cut 1.5 lbs of bacon into 1 inch sections and throw it in a frying pan for 20 minutes.

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Step 2: Transfer bacon with slotted spoon to paper towel and blot. Keep 1 tablespoon of fat in the skillet - drain the rest.  Add 2 chopped yellow onions and 3 smashed and peeled garlic cloves to the fying pan for 6 minutes. 

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Step 3: Add brown sugar, maple syrup, brewed coffee, cider vinegar to the frying pan and bring to a boil. Add bacon back into the frying pan and stir. 

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Step 4: Transfer concoction to a slow cooker set on high. Cook for 4 hours.

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Step 5: Once its finished slow cooking, transfer to food processor and coarsely chop. Once finished, I would recommend letting it cool and then refrigerating it over night. 

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Step 6: Spread on mini baguette. 

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Step 7: Serve to your hungry husband after work. 

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Step 8: Bask in the bacon gratitude! 

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Martha’s got nothin’ on me. 

On a side note: maybe if I feed him enough bacon jam he’ll buy me a D-SLR camera?