Bacon Spread

I found an awesome recipe on another blog and changed it up a little. THANK YOU, Mama’s Southern Cooking! Check out their Bacon Jam Recipe.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


* 1 pkg thick cut bacon
* 1 medium onion, finely chopped
* 1 Tbs minced garlic
* 1/4 cup light brown sugar
* 2 Tbs instant coffee
* 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
* 1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Cook up your bacon until crispy. Cutting slices may help with cooking quicker, but I just tossed whole slices into a pot with a lid and stirred occasionally.

When bacon is done, place bacon on a paper towel to drain.

Remove most of bacon dripping. Leave about 1/4 cup of bacon grease in the pot and bring stove top to low-medium. You will continue to use in the next step.

Your extra bacon grease can be used for other recipes! So keep it on hand and experiment!

Toss your onion, garlic, coffee, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and pepper into your heated pot of bacon grease. Stir well and cover. Stir occasionally, let cook together for 10 minutes.

If at any time your mixture seems to heat up too quickly and begins to thicken too much, add about 1 Tbs of your extra bacon grease to your mixture.

While your mixture is cooking on the stove, toss your crispy bacon into a food processor and ‘mince’ until bacon is very fine and almost mushy to the touch.

Remove from food processor and set in small bowl.

No need to clean or put away the processor yet, you will be using it again.

Check your mixture cooking on the stove. Add your bacon mush and stir well. Let cook together for about 5 minutes.

Place new mixture into your food processor and mince until you can no longer see any onion pieces.

Remove from processor and place in storage container. Let cool and place in refrigerator for at least a few hours to set.

Bacon grease may separate. Make sure to stir before serving. Best if heated but can be served cold.

Ideas to use this recipe with: Place on a warm biscuit/english muffin (with or without a fried egg), put thin layer on toast with melted cheese slice on top, or use to add a little bacon-flare to any recipe!


* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon or use more or less of any ingredient to adjust to your tastes.

* This was my first attempt at this recipe and I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve it.



About elle

Crazy cat lady, comic book nerd, and lover of bacon all in one.

Posted on October 5, 2011, in Cooking with Bacon and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I’m going to eat all of that later tonight.

  2. very nice submit, i certainly love this web site, keep on it

  3. I have to tell you I am pleased. Highly almost never can i knowledge a good web page that’s equally educative in addition to compelling. Only want to let you know that you’ve got click any projectile on the head. An individual’s notion is normally awesome. Thx is just about all We really have to tell you!

  4. Outstanding goods from you, friend . I have appreciate your stuff previous to as positively as you are just exceptionally fabulous . I essentially like what you have printed here, undoubtedly like what you’re saying plus the manner in which you declare it. You make it entertaining plus you still care for to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read significantly more from you. This is certainly a tremendous web site.

    As a final note , give permission me thank you for your tolerance with my English as (I am persuaded you have figured this at this moment ,), English is not my chief tongue as a result I am utilizing Google Translate to form out how to write what I truly intend to write .

  5. Of course, what a magnificent site and informative posts, I will bookmark your website.Have an awsome day!

  1. Pingback: Give Thanks For Bacon and Include it in Your Thanksgiving Meal! | bacon in the oven

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: