Tabasco Onion Bacon Jam

Tabasco Onion Bacon Jam

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Course: Appetizers, spreads, snacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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This savory and sweet recipe for bacon jam is a delectable spread, made with plenty of bacon, onions, brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee, vinegar, spicy serrano peppers and original Tabasco hot sauce. Spread it over biscuits or cheesy toasts for an ideal snack.


  • 1 Pound Bacon

  • 2 Small Onions, chopped

  • 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped

  • 2 Large Serrano Peppers, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

  • 3 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

  • 3/4 Cup Brewed Coffee

  • 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp Tabasco Sauce

  • 1 Tsp Dark Chili Powder


  • Heat a large pot to medium heat and add bacon. Cook until nearly crisp and brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool. Do not drain the bacon grease.
  • Cook the onions in the pot with the bacon fat about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add garlic and serrano peppers and stir. Cook about 2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Chop the bacon and add it into the pot.
  • Cook low and slow for about 2 hours, stirring every now and then. A thick jam will form. Also, you can use a slow cooker to achieve the same results.
  • When it is nice and gooey and consistent, transfer it to a food processor and process until jammy.
  • Cool then transfer to containers for serving or storage.

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