Bourbon Bacon Jam 

Atmosphere Gastropub

click to enlarge Atmosphere Gastropub's Bourbon Bacon Jam. - BRIENNE BOORTZ
  • Brienne Boortz
  • Atmosphere Gastropub's Bourbon Bacon Jam.


1 lb. bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-inch strips
1 large yellow onion, small dice
¼ c. light brown sugar
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. coriander
½ c. bourbon
½ c. brewed coffee
2 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ c. sherry vinegar
¼ c. ketchup


Cook bacon strips in a small pan over medium heat. When the bacon’s crispy, discard all but 1/4 cup of the bacon fat. Reduce heat to low, then add onions to pan with bacon and cook until soft. Add brown sugar, minced garlic, cayenne pepper and coriander, then cook for 5 minutes. Add bourbon, coffee, maple syrup and sherry vinegar and cook until 90 percent of the liquid is cooked out, stirring occasionally. You should still have “sauce” in the pot. Cut the heat and stir in ketchup. Remove from heat and refrigerate or enjoy immediately.

Makes about 3 cups.

Location Details Atmosphere Gastropub
1327 Interquest Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO
Bar Food


Bacon jam is becoming immensely popular. It's good on all sorts of things, like a bagel or an English muffin. It also works on a burger, breakfast burrito or even added to cream sauce when making pasta. This recipe is simple to make and is always a crowd-pleaser.

— Submitted by Atmosphere Gastropub chef Steven Bailey


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