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The Man's Jam

This is more then a jam. It's almost a food group all on its own! Perfect hot or cold. Simple on a cracker, or as a topping on burgers. I just recently filled some mini tartes with some and added a touch of honey goat cheese. So tasty! 



1 lb good-quality bacon

1 small onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup brewed coffee 

1/4 cup maple syrup (real)

1 Tbsp. black berry balsamic vinegar 

1 Tbsp. grainy mustard 


Thinly chop bacon and cook it in a heavy skillet over med-low.

Trransfer to a paper towel lined plate using a slotted spoon.

Sauté the onion and garlic cloves in the remaining bacon fat for 5 minutes, or until soft and golden.

Return the bacon to the pan, add the brown sugar, coffee, maple syrup, vinegar and mustard and cook over medium-low heat for half an hour. This should give you a thick Jan like consistence.

This can be jarred and makes a great simple gift or enclosed in a large basket of goodies. I honestly don't know how long it keeps. I have never made a batch that isn't gone within the day! The husband just can't control himself when it comed to bacon. 

Give this a try and see how long it lasts around your man!  


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