Virginia Bacon Jam: Tastes Like Home to Me

Breakfast of champions

Breakfast of champions

Oh Virginia.. you land of goobers and porky piggies. On MC, I was more than proud to represent a state worthy of foodie admiration. My love of travel and new tastes is always paired with the comfort that when i get home, I will have some of the best produce and saltiest pork at the ready. This sweet onion bacon jam is easy to make and is ROCKIN. Try it on a BLT or in a benny situation (like above). A little goes a long way and it will last for a week. You can make it in a crockpot if you are headed out the door. 


  • 1 lb thick cut premium bacon
  • 2 large Vidalia sweet onions, small chop
  • 1 Tbsp grainy mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coffee
  • a glug of bourbon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


  • Cut bacon into small pieces. Fry in large skillet batches and drain. Save a bit of the fat
  • Add onions and garlic
  • Sweat till glassy
  • Add bacon back in with all the rest of the ingredients
  • Simmer till sticky 
  • Remove from heat and let is cool. You can process it down for a more jam like consistency or let it be with the chunks.
  • ENJOY. 
Posted on July 7, 2015 and filed under breakfast, condiments, world travel.