Bacon Jam

The best addition to your burgers, grilled sandwiches, burritos or even atop crostini.  Bacon Jam takes a bit longer to cook and caramelize but don’t let that scare you – it’s so easy!  Make it once and it will be your jam!

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Bacon Jam

Keyword: High Protein
Author: Denise


  • 1 package bacon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 onions diced
  • 5 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeño diced (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp worstechire sauce
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Cook bacon in large pan over medium high heat. Move around frequently and cook until browned and almost crisp.
  • Use a slotted spoon and remove bacon from pan.  Set aside.
  • Add butter to pan over medium high heat and melt.  Add onion, cooking 5-7 minutes.  Add garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar, tomato paste., worstechire and water to pan.  Mix well.  If desired, add jalapeño.
  • Turn heat down to low and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  Return bacon to pan.  Mix well.  Cook another 20-30 minutes on low heat.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Use on burgers or burritos.  Store in airtight container for up to one week.
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