Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bacon Spread

This is some seriously good stuff....easy to make and if you want some one to love you forever, put some in a jar a give it as a gift.  You don't really 'can' this...you just jar it up with a tight fitting lid and it will keep in the fridge for about 4 weeks...but to be honest it won't last that long.   I call it a spread because when I say Bacon Jam...people make the "ewww gross" face.   But remember  'no fear'!  If you like bacon...make this....you won't be sorry.  Then stir it into pasta, spread it on crackers, top your deviled eggs, spread it on a cheese burger, grilled cheese or egg sandwich.





Bacon Spread

1 pound of thick cut bacon cut into pieces
1 large onion diced
4 garlic cloves diced
1 btl butter
1 tea sriacha sauce or hot sauce
1 tea smoked paprika
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper


Heat a large skillet over med-low heat and add the sliced bacon pieces, and begin cooking this, rendering all of the fat, and cooking just until slightly crisp, but not super crispy. This will take awhile and you should stir the bacon around often. When the bacon is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon onto some paper towel to remove any excess fat. Pour off most of the bacon grease.  Return the skillet back to the heat and add the tablespoon of butter. Toss in the onion and garlic, and let them begin to sweat, cooking on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring along the way - do not brown.
When the onions and garlic and cooked, add the salt and pepper, along with the brown sugar. Carmelize this mixture stirring often so the sugar does not burn. After a couple of minutes, add the remaining ingredients and let it come to a boil. Toss in the bacon, stir, and simmer on low heat uncovered for at least an hour or two. Add a little water if it gets to dry.  When the mixture has darkened and cooked down process in a food processor or with a hand blender. Add back to the pan and cook on low until most of the moisture is gone.
cool and jar in a tightly sealed container  - keep in fridge for up to 4 weeks.


Yummy fried egg sandwich with Bacon Spread

2 comments:

  1. Anything with bacon is okay by me. You need to try this spread with my open face egg,tomato and avocado sandwiches. I'm thinking it would be a pairing of a Heavenly nature.

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  2. it sooo would be fantastic! My friend suggested stuffing it into a slit in a hotdog...so many many yummy options

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