Bacon Jelly. Let that just sink in for a moment.
Sweet jelly flavored by that most wonderful of meats — bacon.
We think it's all you need to amp your burger from basic to beyond good. But, really, wouldn't it be good on just about anything, like a spoon.
This recipe only makes a half cup so you might want to double it. Leftovers, if there are any, can be stored in a clean, airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Makes ½ cup.
6 strips of bacon
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon herbes de Provence
¼ teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon red wine, optional
1. In pan over medium heat, cook bacon with lid on, flipping and pouring out, but reserving, rendered fat as you go, until crunchy.
2. Remove bacon from pan and chop into small pieces.
3. Put bacon back in pan and add 1 tablespoon of reserved fat and honey. Over medium heat, stir briskly to mix bacon and honey.
4. Add herbes de Provence, allspice and wine and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.