Grilled Bourbon Bacon Jam
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
This recipe for Grilled Bourbon Bacon Jam is so delicious you will wish you had made more. Put this on grilled meats, burgers, sandwiches, anything that needs a sweet and savory kick.
  • 12 oz bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅔ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5-6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 Chili Pepper (jalapeno, serrano, etc.) minced
  • Black Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat grill to 350°setup with a direct and indirect cooking zone
  2. Place cast iron skillet skillet over the direct zone, sauté bacon pieces until crispy, about 10 minutes
  3. Remove bacon and drain all but 1 Tbs of bacon grease
  4. Add onion and garlic, cooking until tender, about 3 minutes
  5. Add cider vinegar, brown sugar, bourbon, water, chili, and black pepper, mix well
  6. Bring to a boil, then move to indirect zone to simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is mostly cooked off, about 15 minutes. Mixture will be thick and syrupy.
  7. Use immediately, or place into glass jars, seal, and refrigerate for 1-2 weeks.
Recipe by The BBQ Buddha at