Jalapeno Bacon Jam Recipe – 30 Minutes To Blow Your Mind!

Imagine always having a jar of homemade Jalapeño Bacon Jam in your fridge. We know the struggle of craving something savory, sweet, and spicy all at once! After many rounds of taste tests (and lots of bacon), this jam recipe is the perfect balance of all those flavors, which makes it an excellent choice for chili and bacon lovers.

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This article will guide you step-by-step through making your batch of this deliciously versatile Jalapeño Bacon Jam. Get ready; your taste buds are about to go for an exhilarating ride!

Jalapeno Bacon Jam Recipe

You will need critical ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to make this delicious Jalapeño Bacon Jam.

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Jalapeno Bacon Jam Recipe

A combination of regular and smoked bacon, onionsliced jalapenosred onions, and garlic cloves are vital to the unique flavor profile of this recipe. I recommend using a good quality bacon for the best results.
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Jalapeno, Jalapeno Bacon Jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Bacon (chop the bacon)
  • 1 Cup Onions (diced)
  • 1 Cup Jalapenos (seeds removed for milder jam and diced)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes (adjust to your preference)
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon over a medium-high heat in a skillet or saucepan until it becomes crispy. Who doesn't love crispy bacon?
  • Remove the bacon from the pan – you can use a slotted spoon and transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess bacon fat.
  • Using the same pan and a couple of tablespoons of bacon grease, reduce heat to medium heat.
  • Add the diced onions and peppers, and sauté the onions and peppers.
  • Cook the onions until they become soft and fragrant, soaking up the fat in the pan and bringing out some great flavors.
  • Add the minced garlic, chili powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Stir everything together, and let the spices infuse for a minute or two.
  • Add the maple syrup and apple cider vinegar to the pan.
  • Continue cooking, and breathe in the smell as the syrup and vinegar blend with the bacon and jalapenos.
  • Once you've added all remaining ingredients, bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to cook until it thickens into that irresistible, jam-like consistency. This should take 15-20 minutes of simmering, stirring often to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once your jam reaches the desired thickness, let it cool slightly off the heat.
  • Transfer it to a clean, sterilized, airtight jar or container.

Jalapeno Bacon Jam Ingredients

A combination of regular and smoked bacon, onionsliced jalapenosred onions, and garlic cloves are vital to the unique flavor profile of this recipe. I recommend using a good quality bacon for the best results.

  • 1 lb of bacon (chop the bacon)
  • 1 cup onions (diced)
  • 1 cup jalapenos (seeds removed for milder jam and diced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp red pepper flakes (adjust to your preference)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon over a medium-high heat in a skillet or saucepan until it becomes crispy. Who doesn’t love crispy bacon?
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan – you can use a slotted spoon and transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess bacon fat.
  3. Using the same pan and a couple of tablespoons of bacon grease, reduce heat to medium heat.
  4. Add the diced onions and peppers, and sauté the onions and peppers.
  5. Cook the onions until they become soft and fragrant, soaking up the fat in the pan and bringing out some great flavors.
  6. Add the minced garlic, chili powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes. 
  7. Stir everything together, and let the spices infuse for a minute or two.
  8. Add the maple syrup and apple cider vinegar to the pan.
  9. Continue cooking, and breathe in the smell as the syrup and vinegar blend with the bacon and jalapenos.
  10. Once you’ve added all remaining ingredients, bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to cook until it thickens into that irresistible, jam-like consistency. This should take 15-20 minutes of simmering, stirring often to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  11. Once your jam reaches the desired thickness, let it cool slightly off the heat.
  12. Transfer it to a clean, sterilized, airtight jar or container.

Now comes the best part – tasting! 

This thick Jalapeño Bacon Jam will become a favorite in your kitchen with its delightful mix of smoky bacon, spicy jalapenos, and sweet maple syrup. Enjoy sharing this caramelized goodness with your friends and family! 

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Be creative with what you have; sometimes, the best variations come from adding your favorite flavors! Happy cooking!

Storage

To keep our savory Jalapeño Bacon Jam (or chutney) fresh and delicious, we must store it properly. Once we’ve finished creating this delightful condiment, let’s place it in a glass container with an air-tight seal.

We can then put the container into the refrigerator for safekeeping.

If you plan to enjoy the jam within two weeks of making it, this method will work perfectly! However, if we want to save some for later – perhaps for a surprise charcuterie board or as a topping on roast beef sandwiches – freezing is also an option! But always remember that refrigeration is paramount because our sure-to-be favorite jam can’t be canned.

Serving Suggestions

Bacon jalapeno jam is a versatile condiment that can elevate many dishes. Spread this stunning Jalapeño Bacon Jam on toast and crackers, or boost your burgers, quesadillas, or grilled cheese sandwiches. It also looks amazing on any cheese platter or charcuterie board, adding a spicy and flavorful touch to your favorite cured meats and cheeses. This savory Jalapeño Bacon Jam is great on burgers. The combination of smoky bacon and spicy jalapenos adds an extra layer of flavor to any burger, making it a true crowd-pleaser.

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Another delicious option is spreading the jam on sandwiches like BLTs or grilled cheese. The heat from the jalapenos pairs perfectly with crispy bacon and melted cheese, creating a mouthwatering taste sensation.

If you’re looking for a unique twist on breakfast, this tasty jam is a wonderful addition to toast or bagels with cream cheese, and add bacon on top. The sweet and spicy flavors will wake up your taste buds in the morning.

Lastly, remember to use this jam as a dip! It’s perfect for dipping chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables at your next party or gathering.

Whether serving it at a cookout, enjoying it for breakfast, or using it as a tasty dip, this jam will impress your family and friends with its delicious flavors.

Get creative and explore different ways to use this versatile jam in your favorite dishes!

Conclusion

In conclusion, this stunning jam is a flavor-packed delight that will elevate your culinary creations to a whole new level. The marriage of bacon and fiery jalapenos creates an irresistible symphony of taste.

With its versatile nature, you can enjoy this jam in countless ways. Use it to add a zesty twist to your morning toast or crackers. Slather it on burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches for a gourmet upgrade that will leave your taste buds singing. And you honestly could include it as a star condiment on your charcuterie boards, impressing your guests with its bold and delicious flavors.

So, whether you’re a dedicated bacon enthusiast or a spice lover seeking new taste adventures, this jam recipe is a must-try. Gather your ingredients, follow the easy steps, and prepare to be amazed by the mouthwatering results. Get ready to savor every spoonful of this delicious creation – a flavor experience you won’t want to miss! Enjoy the journey of culinary exploration and happy cooking!

If you enjoyed this recipe, why not try my spicy ketchup, spicy mayonnaise or some of these spicy jalapeno dishes:

Bacon Jalapeno Savory Jam FAQs

1. Can I adjust the level of spiciness in bacon jalapeno jam?

Yes, you can adjust the level of spiciness in this jam by increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapenos used. If you want to spice it up, add a couple of superhots, such as a Habanero or Bhut Jolokia!

If you prefer a milder flavor, remove some or all of the seeds and membranes from the peppers before chopping them.

2. How long does homemade bacon jalapeno jam last?

This homemade jam can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. However, it is best consumed within a week for optimal freshness and flavor.

2 thoughts on “Jalapeno Bacon Jam Recipe – 30 Minutes To Blow Your Mind!”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m fixing the Jalapeño Bacon Jam for Christmas gifts this year. Southwest Colorado and ranch families go big time with this jam.
    Thank you so much
    Chilichump. You get the credit!!

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