I was so bad this week and yet oh so good because I made Raspberry Basil Bacon Jam for our Memorial Day weekend hamburgers (although I’m thinking crackers with a nice brie and a little bacon jam sound delish right now).
Raspberry Basil Bacon Jam is something you can’t even claim is healthy. You could try to pretend if you count all the fresh peppers, raspberries and basil. And of course, the balsamic vinegar contains plenty of antioxidants for helping cut the bacon fat. But let’s be realistic, you eat bacon jam because you love bacon.
This recipe transforms one and a half pounds of smokey bacon into a sweet, spicy sinfully delicious jam for topping burgers, crackers, and cheese, or whatever. Just picture poblano peppers, fresno chilies, raspberries, caramelized onions, fresh basil, star anise, coriander, balsamic vinegar and lots of bourbon all fusing into a canopy of flavors that your taste buds will love.
I bet your mouth is watering right now. I know mine is! But that might have something to do with the three-day liquid only cleanse that I’m on. I can’t wait to get back to real food again.
So you can imagine how much I’m looking forward to eating a burger with this fantastic Raspberry Basil Bacon Jam on it very soon (so much for my crackers and cheese with a glass of wine right now).
How are you celebrating the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend, this year? Let’s hear you all about your plans and what you’re going to eat.
More Sinfully Delightful Bacon Jam Recipes:
Cranberry Bacon Jam Crostini from Life Tastes Good
Whiskey Maple Bacon Jam from The Gold Lining Girl
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam from Caroline’s Cooking
Sweet Tomato-Bacon Jam from Two of a Kind
The Best Bacon Jam from The Endless Meal