Bacon Onion Jam
I am here with the recipe you never knew you needed – Bacon Onion Jam. Once you have this stuff on a burger you will never go back to life before. It’s salty, it’s sweet, it adds the perfect caramelized onion texture and it’s heaven! This recipe makes enough either for a bigger crowd, or so you can store the leftovers in a jar in the fridge. The best part about bacon onion jam is that it isn’t only good on burgers. We had added it to pasta, on pizza, a sandwich, chicken salad… honestly it is a good addition to just about anything. If you are wondering what onion jam is, let me explain!
What is Onion Jam?
Onion jam is basically just onions mixed with some flavor and sugar of some kind (maple syrup here) to help break them down and make them super duper soft. It doesn’t really break down as much as a fruit jam would, but just enough to make them so perfectly tender and seasoned!
Doesn’t that look insanely good? The addition of bacon, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to the onions adds the perfect combination of flavors, then a little chicken stock adds even more flavor and helps break the onions down even more.
We are pretty obsessed with all thing onion, so here are a few other recipes to try:
Caramelized Onion & Bacon Compote on Sweet Potato Crostini
Caramelized Onion & Kale Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Pear, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza
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Bacon Onion Jam
- 8 slices of bacon
- 3 sweet onions, sliced
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp chicken stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place a large skillet over medium heat and let the pan preheat.
- Cook bacon (in 2 batches) until crispy and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
- Add onions to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and chicken stock then reduce heat to low and cook for another 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Season with salt and pepper and add bacon back, cook for another 10 minutes until super soft!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge to add to any and everything.
Can you do this without the maple syrup? I’m trying to limit sugars. Thanks!
You can give it a try!
I’m sure I’m missing it, but when do you add in the bacon!
Just updated the recipe, after you cook the onions down.
I’m wondering how well this would freeze. And how long it would last in both refrigerator and freezer
You could totally freeze it. It should last about a week or so in the fridge!
The recipe sounds amazing I will be trying it soon