Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese


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You’ll Need:

#For the bacon jam:
•1 Pound bacon, finely chopped.
•1 medium onion, finely chopped.
•1 Teaspoon minced garlic [about 4 cloves].
•1/2 cup brown sugar.
•1 Tablespoon brewed coffee [hot or cold, doesn’t matter].
•1/2 cup apple juice.
•1/4 cup maple syrup.
•1 1/2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar.

#For the grilled cheese:
•Butter or margarine.
•Sliced bread of choice.
•Cheese of choice [I used cheddar].

How to Make:

#For the bacon jam:
-In a medium pot, cook the bacon until nicely browned. Remove from pot, saving about 2 Tablespoons bacon fat.(Strain the rest off of the bacon)
-In remaining bacon fat, cook the onions over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and cook about a minute until fragrant.
-Add bacon back to the pot. Add remaining ingredients.
-Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 30 to 40 minutes until thickened and syrupy(there shouldn’t be a lot of liquid remaining).
#Optional:-Puree some or all of the jam.I pureed about 1/2 cup in the Magic Bullet, just to give it more of a jam consistency.
-Serve warm or cold.

#For the grilled cheese:
-Butter two slices of bread. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, into a pan preheated over medium heat. Top with cheese, bacon jam, and more cheese.
-Top with second slice of buttered bread, butter side up
-Cook until golden brown. Flip and cook until golden brown.


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Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese