Bacon Jam Made with Maple Syrup

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It is exactly what it sounds like – sticky-sweet bacon (with finely chopped onions and garlic) cooked down until it’s concentrated, thick and jam-like. There is nothing better than bacon jam on a burger, in a grilled cheese sandwich, or eaten straight-up by the spoonful.

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1 lb good-quality bacon
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee, cola or beer
1/4 cup maple syrup

Roughly chop the bacon and cook it in a heavy pot; transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon, draining off most of the drippings. Saute the onion and garlic cloves in the rest for 5 minutes, until soft and starting to turn golden.

Return the bacon to the pan, add the brown sugar, coffee and maple syrup and cook over medium heat for half an hour, or until deep golden and thickened to the consistency of jam.

If you like, cool and pulse in the food processor for a finer texture. Serve warm or cold. Keeps in a sealed container in the fridge for a week or two, if it lasts that long.

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