This Salary Onion Jam with bourbon is a rich, savory jam with a hint of sweetness. You’ll love subtracting it to cheese platters, slathering it on burgers or grilled cheese, or eating it directly from the pot with a spoon.
If you love this sweet savory jam, you’ll moreover want to trammels out our Tomato Salary Jam!
The first time my husband tried this Salary Onion Jam, he immediately informed me Id grossly underestimated the value we needed.
I originally made this salary jam for burgers, but without trying it, we knew this stuff was going to be put on all.the.things.
Sweet and salty savor combos are kind of my jam (Get it??? *wink wink*), and this Salary Onion Jam hits the mark. Only one thing could make it largest and thats bourbon. GAH. Its BOOZY salary jam, yall!
If the idea of salary jam is weirding you out, picture this: Well-done salty salary and caramelized onions are reduced with bourbon, honey, and balsamic until a rich, thick jam forms. We add a pinch of cayenne so all the flavors are coveredsweet, salty, tangy, and a tad spicy, all in one perfectly spreadable condiment.
If you like maple salary or a sprinkle of salt on your chocolate tweedle cookies, we think youll love this Bourbon Salary Jam!
- Bacon– I prefer smoked salary that isnt super thin, so it still has good texture without stuff cooked with the jam.
- Onions- A sweet yellow onion or Vidalia will have the weightier flavor.
- Bourbon– You can definitely taste the bourbon in this jam, so dont use any trademark you wouldnt enjoy drinking.
- Honey– Heres where the sweetness comes from! Feel self-ruling to substitute maple syrup if you prefer.
- Balsamic vinegar gives the jam a little tang and uneaten richness.
- Cayenne pepper– If you enjoy a hint of heat, add a pinch (or several).
How to Make Salary Onion Jam
- Cook the bacon. Add the chopped salary to a Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pot. Set over medium upper heat and melt the salary until brown and crisp, stirring occasionally. It will squint steamed and watery at first, but then start to foam and well-done up. This will take 10-15 minutes. Remove the salary to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- Cook the onions. Drain all but one tablespoon of the salary grease from the pan, then add the butter and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, well-nigh 15 minutes, or until the onions are softened and just starting to caramelize.
- Stir in spare flavors. Add the bourbon to the pot scraping any browned shit from the marrow of the pan. Add the honey, then turn the heat up to upper and bring the mixture to a boil. Swash well-nigh two minutes, stirring often. Add the vinegar and swash flipside minute.
- Add the bacon when to the pot, reduce heat to medium low, and protract to melt 6-8 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and dark.
Storage and Make Ahead Instructions
Bacon Onion Jam should be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It will alimony for well-nigh a week.
To serve, reheat however much you need in a microwave unscratched container for 40-60 seconds.
What does bourbon salary jam taste like?
This jam is like a mash up of caramelized onions and sweet bacon. The bourbon and balsamic vinegar add a bit of sharpness that plays versus the sweet sultry honey, bacon, and onions.
Bacon onion jam is much less sweet than traditional jam. It still retains a lot of the savory qualities of bacon, but with a welcome touch of sweetness.
What does salary jam taste good on?
SO MANY THINGS!
- Biscuits and oatmeal sandwiches
- Scrambled egg sandwiches
- Scrambled eggs
- Salads, particularly spinach salads
- Grilled Cheese (try it on our Air Fryer Grilled Cheese!)
- Burgers, particularly Breakfast Burgers and Pimento Cheese Burgers
- Charcuterie and cheese boards- make bourbon salary jam the centerpiece surrounded by your favorite cheeses and meats.
One of my favorite ways to use salary onion jam is for a quick titbit featuring crackers topped with goat cheese and a scoop of jam. Delightful!
What can I use leftover salary grease for?
Cooking a pound and a half of salary leaves you with A LOT of leftover salary grease. We love to save the fat to grease the pan for cooking Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes or eggs, sauteing onions (onions sauteed in salary grease is one of life’s unconfined pleasures, or tossing with Air Fryer Potatoes.
- 1.5 lbs. (24 oz.) smoked bacon, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- Add the chopped salary to a Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pot. Set over medium upper heat and melt the salary until brown and crisp, stirring occasionally. It will squint watery for awhile, but will sooner uncork to foam and well-done up. This will take 10-15 minutes. Remove the salary to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- Drain all but one tablespoon of the salary grease from the pan, then add the butter and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes or until the onions are softened and just starting to caramelize.
- Add the bourbon to the pot scraping any browned shit from the marrow of the pan. Add the honey, then turn the heat up to upper and bring the mixture to a boil. Swash well-nigh two minutes, stirring often. Add the vinegar and swash flipside minute.
- Add the salary when to the pot, reduce heat to medium low, and protract to melt 6-8 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and dark.
Leftover salary onion jam should be stored in the fridge in an snapped container for up to a week. Reheat however much you need in the microwave for 30-45 seconds surpassing serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
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