I love love love caramelized onions on pretty much anything. Bratwurst, hotdogs, sandwiches and especially burgers.
Nothing is more decadent and succulent as a big scoop of delicious creamy gooey onions on top of a juicy burger.
Except when there’s bacon in it… cuz let’s face it, bacon makes everything better!
My recipe for bacon onion jam is delicious and surprisingly easy, and it’s a sure fire way to make anyone super impressed and begging for the recipe.
It takes about an hour, and a good rule of thumb for when making it, is 2 slices of bacon and 1/2 an onion, per person.
You will need;
- Large Sweet Onions
- Beef Stock
That’s it! Easy right?
Begin by taking a large pan, and cooking your bacon until crisp. Crumble and reserve bacon.
While the bacon is cooking, slice your onion in half, and then make paper thin slices. Like you’re making super thin halves of onion rings.
After you’ve cooked your bacon, you should have enough drippings to saute the onions in. If you’ve cooked more bacon than needed, you might need to drain some off, but usually the grease from 2-4 slices is good for 1 large onion.
Saute the onions on medium high until the start to brown, and then salt them and reduce the temperature to low for about 30 minutes. The salt will help pull out the liquids in the onions and help to soften and caramelize them. After 30 minutes, deglaze the pan with a bit of beef stock, pulling up all those good flavorful brown bits, and add your bacon back into the pan. Continue cooking on low as the beef stock reduces and the “jam” begins to thicken, about 30 minutes.
Remove from heat, and place in a bowl to rest. At this point you can now top your burgers, or whatever, or put it in jars for canning. How delicious does that look!?
Easy? Caramelized onions in an hour or less… pretty genius right?
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