Bacon Jam with the Weston Canning Kit

What's better than bacon and beer and coffee? Bacon and beer and coffee somehow mixed together in a way that is completely delicious. Behold: Bacon Jam. Grab your Weston Canning Kit and let's get started. 

Makes 12 oz.

- Ingredients -

1 lb homemade bacon
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons coffee beans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Rogue VooDoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter And Banana Ale
or Rogue Bacon Maple, whichever you can get your hands on
3 tablespoons pectin

- Tools -
Weston Manual Kitchen Kit
Weston Multi Use Seed Mill
Coffee maker
Weston Canning Kit

Sanitize your canning jars, lids, and rings. Place a second large pot of water, large enough to hold your jars, on to boil.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Bake the bacon on a large baking sheet for 15 minutes, or until crispy.

While the bacon is baking, use your Weston Manual Kitchen Kit with the chopper attachment to finely mince the garlic.

Use the Weston Multi-Seed Grinder to freshly grind the coffee beans, then add a cup of water to your coffee machine and make a cup of coffee. Set the coffee aside.

Once the bacon is done, crumble it into the Weston Manual Kitchen Kit and use the chopper to finely chop the bacon.

Place the bacon, garlic, drippings, coffee, brown sugar, and beer into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the pectin. Remove from heat.

Use the Weston Jar Lifter to remove a jar from the sanitizing water, then fill the jar with bacon jam using the Weston Canning Funnel, leaving a 1/4" head space.

Use the Weston Magnetic Lid Lifter to safely remove a lid from the water, and place over the jar.

Use the tongs or lid lifter to remove a ring. Next, use the wrench to secure the ring onto the jar.

Repeat for remaining jars. Remove the sanitizing pot from heat.

Use the Weston Jar Lifter to place the filled jars into the second pot of water. Allow to boil for five minutes. Your lids should be sealed tightly, with the center pressed tightly down (not popped up). Tighten the rings with the wrench.

You may also use a pressure cooker for the sealing step. If you're simply canning in a water bath, the bacon jam should keep in the refrigerator for about a month. If you want to store it outside of the refrigerator, you must use a pressure canner.

This jam is especially great on a burger, but it's so delicious on its own, we just served it on some mini toast this time.
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