bacon cheeseburger with bacon jam

Bacon Cheeseburger with Bourbon Bacon Jam

Dinner Ideas for Bacon

The name says it all. Cheeseburgers brimming with tasty strips of Jones Dry Aged Bacon on top, and tangy bacon jam inside the patty. Fire up the grill!

bacon cheeseburger with bacon jam
20 mins
Prep Time
45 mins
Total Time
Contains Gluten icon
Gluten Free


Amount / QuantityIngredients
2 (12 oz.) packages

Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon (for the jam)

2 cups

Red Onions, finely diced (for the jam)

1 cup

White Onion, finely diced (for the jam)

6 cloves

Garlic, minced (for the jam)

2 teaspoons

Chili Powder (for the jam)

1 1/2 teaspoons

Hungarian Smoked Paprika (for the jam)

3/4 cup

Bourbon (for the jam)

1/2 cup

Maple Syrup (for the jam)

1/3 cup

Balsamic Vinegar (for the jam)

2/3 cup

Brown Sugar (for the jam)

2 1/2 pounds

90% Lean Ground Beef

1/2 pound

Cheese of Choice (cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, etc.), shredded or small diced

2/3 cup

Bourbon Bacon Jam (additional can be served along with the burgers)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 (12 oz.) packages

Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, baked until crisp


  1. For Bourbon Bacon Jam:

    Dice bacon. Cook in frying pan over medium heat until brown and crisp. Transfer to plate lined with paper towel to drain.

  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings. In same skillet, use reserved bacon drippings to sauté onions until translucent. Add garlic. Sauté one minute. Add chili powder and smoked paprika. Stir to combine.

  3. Increase heat. Add bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Bring to boil. Cook 5 minutes. Add bacon into jam mixture. Cook 15-20 minutes until thickened. Skim excess fat off top of jam. Pack into jars. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Warm in microwave before using.

  4. For burgers:

    Combine ground beef, Bourbon Bacon Jam and cheese. Make 6 patties. Season as desired. Cover and refrigerate.

  5. Cook over medium heat until desired doneness. Serve with crisp bacon strips, favorite burger toppings and smear of bacon jam on a gluten free bun. Burgers can be made ahead and frozen.

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