Bourbon Bacon Jam

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If you have never tried bacon jam, you have been seriously missing out on one of the tastiest condiments to ever grace a burger! Bourbon Bacon Jam is so incredible delicious – your family is going to flip. It is also pretty easy to make – so it’s win-win.

Bourbon Bacon Jam

While it does not photograph well – the blast of flavor makes up for it in spades. The combination of brown sugar, bourbon, vinegar and pepper is just amazing. I served this atop a beef burger with white cheddar cheese and arugula that I dressed with balsamic vinegar and avocado oil on a toasted ciabatta bun. It was nothing short of divine.

Bourbon Bacon Jam Burger

You could also use it over the top of pretty much any grilled piece of meat – chicken, steak, pork. It would be wonderful in a brisket taco too! You really can use it in lots and lots of ways. If you do have any left when you make it, you can store it in an air tight container for 2-3 days.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Bourbon Bacon Jam

A delicious sweet and spicy condiment that you are going to want to put on everything.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, bacon jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 lb Bacon cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • ½ White Onion finely diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • cup Bourbon
  • cup Water
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Cayenne


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a saute pan over medium high heat, add bacon. Cook until crispy then add onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes (onions should be translucent).
  • In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Once the onions are cooked through, add mixture to pan. Bring to a boil and let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Most of the liquid will cook off and you will be left with a syrupy jam.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Bourbon Bacon Jam

  1. YUM! I love bacon. Mr. Chocolate loves bourbon. We both love burgers. PERFECTION! Featuring when my link party opens tonight.

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