Bacon Jam is the perfect condiment for burgers, steak, eggs, and just about every other dish really! The recipe combines sugar free maple syrup and bacon flavors to make a delicious low carb jam!
Onion bacon jam recipe
Bacon is such a common ingredient in keto diets due to it being so high in fat and protein yet being low in carbs.
However, bacon jam sounds like a strange concept when you hear about it for the first time as you wouldn’t think to combine bacon and jam together. But this combination makes the perfect condiment for keto burgers, hot dogs or on top of keto bread.
Bacon jam is made by using ingredients which most people following a low carb diet would typically already have in their kitchens. It is very easy to make as all you have to do is cook the ingredients in a skillet and then add the mixture to a food processor or blender and pulse until it looks like a chunky jam or relish.
Some recipes use balsamic vinegar or brown sugar to add sweetness and flavor, but we are able to keep it low carb by using a sugar free maple syrup and smoked paprika.
The recipe takes around an hour to make but it makes around 8 servings, meaning it will last you for quite a few times, even if it is shared with your family. The most difficult thing about this recipe is waiting for the bacon mixture to thicken up!
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Bacon Jam Ingredients
- 14 slices bacon, diced
- 1 white onion, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Bacon Jam Directions
Cook the bacon
Over medium - high heat, cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Remove cooked bacon from skillet using a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined dish to set aside. Leave remaining bacon grease in the skillet.
Caramelized onions and garlic
Lower heat to medium and add onion and garlic to the skillet with the bacon grease. Cook until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes).
Make it candy bacon
Add the crispy bacon back to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Add apple cider vinegar, sugar free maple syrup, smoked paprika and black pepper. Lower heat to low. Cook for another 30-60 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Once mixture has thickened, remove from the skillet and transfer bacon mixture and bacon fat to a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until a thick jam texture forms.
Hi, just wondering how many grams of bacon as slices could be different sizes.
It’s about 120 grams of bacon
Wow – lovely flavor that I am now putting on everything, even tried steak!
This is my first time with bacon jam and it is a treat!
Put it on sloppy joes! You won’t regret it.
I once had a bacon jam burger at Cracker Barrel it was divine to say the least. Do you think I could use brown sugar Swerve as a substitute for the sugar-free maple syrup?
Yes, that would work as a substitution!