The perfectly balanced sweet and salty flavours of this meaty spread make it a must-try for bacon lovers. Serve this gourmet condiment alone on a slice of crusty bread, or spread it onto your favourite burgers and sandwiches.
- Prep time 1 hour
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring often, until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Reserving 1/4 cup fat from pan and straining through fine-mesh sieve, drain.
Return reserved fat to pan; cook onion over medium heat, stirring often, until softened and deep brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add jalapeño peppers, garlic and salt; cook, stirring often, until jalapeño peppers are softened, about 4 minutes. Scrape onion mixture into saucepan. Add bacon, maple syrup, vinegar, pepper and 1/4 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring often, until mixture is thickened and reaches jam-like consistency, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
Pack into sterilized 2-cup canning jar; seal tightly. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 month; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Sterilize canning jars by submerging the jars and lids separately in boiling water for 10 minutes. Place them upside down on a tea towel to dry before filling them.
Makes about 1 2/3 cups.
Nutritional facts per 1 tbsp: about
- Sodium 163 mg
- Sugars 2 g
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 60.0
- Total fat 4 g
- Potassium 55 mg
- Cholesterol 8 mg
- Saturated fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 3 g
- Iron 1.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin C 2.0