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Bacon and Balsamic Onion Jam Recipe

There are a lot of ways to dress up the main course, but does anything sound better than using a sweet and salty bacon sauce? While these might be a bit hard to find off the shelf, you can easily make a homemade jam with just a handful of ingredients and the patience for this to finish cooking.

Bacon and Balsamic Onion Jam

In this recipe, you’ll be combining sweet onions, bacon, honey, balsamic, and garlic to create this deliciously sweet and unique condiment. The best part about this recipe is the scale-up factor – try making it with just the amounts listed below.

If you love it, double or triple the batch you make next time and freeze it in smaller servings to use in future recipes.

The main star of this recipe is a tried and true favorite – bacon! This versatile ingredient has made a comeback even in non-Paleo diets, appearing in things as varied as milkshakes, batters, and protein wraps.

We enjoy bacon for a lot of reasons, the number one being the salty and hearty flavor it adds to any dish. However, bacon also has a bit of a reputation as being a not-so-great food, specifically due to the processing required to make this product. While there are a few things about bacon that aren’t great for us, we still think that it is fine to eat it in moderation.

Now that you’re committed to making this jam, what should you serve it with? While it might be tasty enough to eat straight out of a bowl, we don’t advise imbibing to that extent. Try using this to accompany a poultry dish or serve on top of a traditional burger recipe.

Bacon and Balsamic Onion Jam Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 45 min

Ingredients

Bacon and Balsamic Onion Jam Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Add the bacon to a skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy.
  2. Set the bacon aside and discard any excess bacon fat, reserving 2 tbsp in the skillet.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add the onion to the skillet; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour in the raw honey and cook another 10 to 12 minutes, stirring until caramelized.
  5. Drizzle in the balsamic vinegar and cook, stirring every 4 to 5 minutes, for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Add in the bacon, toss everything, and cook another 4 minutes.
  7. Serve over red meat or chicken.
Bacon and Balsamic Onion Jam Recipe
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Bacon and Balsamic Onion Jam Recipe

Adore bacon as much as we do? Then you'll love this sweet and tangy bacon and onion jam, great for serving with other dishes!
Course Jam
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, balsamic, jam, onion
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 712kcal
Cost 6

Ingredients

  • 6 sweet onions sliced
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Add the bacon to a skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy.
    1 lb. bacon
  • Set the bacon aside and discard any excess bacon fat, reserving 2 tbsp in the skillet.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the onion to the skillet; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    6 sweet onions, 2 garlic cloves
  • Pour in the raw honey and cook another 10 to 12 minutes, stirring until caramelized.
    1/4 cup raw honey
  • Drizzle in the balsamic vinegar and cook, stirring every 4 to 5 minutes, for another 15 to 20 minutes.
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Add in the bacon, toss everything, and cook another 4 minutes.
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Serve over red meat or chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg