Bacon Marmalade...Bacon Jam...either way it is delicious.
But let me start by saying that this is not part of the new clean living program, but knowing that it would be the last time I could indulge for awhile I had to make some for New Year's Eve.
Slow-Cooker Bacon Marmalade
Makes 3 only cups
2 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
2 medium yellow onions, diced small
4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup brewed coffee
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, and draining as you go until fat is rendered and bacon is browned, about 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (don't forget you can reserve for another delicious and fatty use); add onions and garlic and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Add bacon and stir to combine.
Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker and cook on high, uncovered, until liquid is syrupy; 4-5 hours. Let cool, then refrigerate in airtight containers, up to 4 weeks.
Then put it on everything! Hot dogs, hamburgers, a grilled cheese, a breakfast sandwich, garlic toast or maybe just on some crusty bread. You know if you are desperate for all the bacon-y goodness and can't take an additional minute to cook anything.
They use something similar at the Haute Dog Carte so when I first saw the recipe I had to try it. Like that day. I found the recipe mentioned on Made By Mike but actually had to go to My Kentucky Home for the full recipe. I made a few small changes.