Bacon Jam


Serves 500ml

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  • 500g streaky bacon, chopped roughly
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 small cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


Brown the bacon in a large pan. Remove from pan. Drain off all fat keeping 1 tbsp. of fat in the pan.

Add onions and garlic to pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chilli powder, ginger, and mustard and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Turn heat to high and add the brandy and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits.

Add vinegar and brown sugar and return to a boil. Add reserved bacon; reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid reduces to a thick glaze, about 10 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until it has the consistency of a chunky jam. Serve with a selection of cheeses.