Monday, January 17, 2011

Bacon Jam

Have you ever heard of Bacon Jam? Oh My, you haven't! Well it's time you try it. It is so good. It doesn't take much to make just some time for it to cook down. It is so good on a Gruyere cheese or Fontina Cheese Panini.

1 1/2 pounds Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium onions, fine dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup maple syrup

Cook bacon until browned. Approximately 20 minutes. Drain bacon, rsserving 2 tablespoons bacon grease. Add reserved bacon grease back to large cooking pot. Add onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Add bacon back to pan and cook for 1 hour over low heat until the ingredients are thickened and syrup like. Let cool and then add to container and refrigerate for up to 4 months. To make a sandwich; Choose a bread of your choice. Spread butter over both sides of two slices of bread. Add two slices of cheese and spread some bacon jam in the center. Toast until cheese melts. YUMMY!!!!

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