Recipes and Cooking Cowboy Bacon-Shallot Jam 5.0 (2) This delicious bacon jam is perfect on toast, or anything that needs a burst of savory flavor. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 11, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 90 mins Cool Time: 30 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins Servings: 48 Yield: 3 halfpint containers Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound thick-sliced bacon, chopped Canola oil 2 pound sweet onions, coarsely chopped 8 ounce shallots, (about 8 medium) sliced ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper 1 cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals ¼ cup balsamic vinegar Directions In an extra-large skillet cook bacon over medium heat about 10 minutes or until browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels. Drain and reserve bacon drippings. Measure drippings in a glass measuring cup. Add canola oil to reach 1/2 cup. Add oil mixture to skillet with onions, shallots, and salt. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onions start to soften, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in oregano and ancho chile pepper. Cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until onions are very tender, stirring twice. Increase heat to medium-high. Add bacon, maple syrup, and coffee crystals. Bring just to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, 50 to 60 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar. Ladle mixture into clean half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Cool 30 minutes. Seal and label. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month or freeze up to 6 months. Serve cold, at room temperature, or warmed. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 74 Calories 5g Fat 7g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 74 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 6mg 2% Sodium 89mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 5g Protein 1g Vitamin C 1.6mg 8% Calcium 14mg 1% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 75mg 2% Folate, total 4.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.