Bacon Cheeseburger with Bourbon Bacon Jam

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SERVINGS

6

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

GLUTEN FREE

NO

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!

This recipe is made with Jones Dry Aged Bacon.

8 oz Hickory Bacon
ingredients

For Bourbon Bacon Jam:

4 8 oz packages Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon
2 cups red onions, finely diced
1 cup white onion, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Hungarian smoked paprika
3/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup brown sugar
 

For burgers:

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 of Bourbon Bacon Jam (additional can be served along with the burgers)
Salt & pepper to taste
2 8 oz packages Jones Dry Aged Bacon, baked until crisp
DIRECTIONS

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. 

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. 

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. 
 

For burgers: 


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

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

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Ingredients

For Bourbon Bacon Jam:

4 8 oz packages Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon
2 cups red onions, finely diced
1 cup white onion, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Hungarian smoked paprika
3/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup brown sugar
 

For burgers:

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 of Bourbon Bacon Jam (additional can be served along with the burgers)
Salt & pepper to taste
2 8 oz packages Jones Dry Aged Bacon, baked until crisp

Directions

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. 

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. 

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. 
 

For burgers: 


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

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