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Bacon Jam

Want something unique to serve at brunch? I love a sweet-savory mashup, and this definitely hits the spot. Caramelizing onions in bacon fat is a surefire way to make your house smell good before guests come over! The dish takes a little time, and a lot of stirring (to avoid burning), but don't let that scare you away! Trust me, your guests will be clamoring for it.

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Meat, Side, Snack


Bacon needs no introduction, it begs no accoutrements, but sometimes (just sometimes) it likes to be treated like a GD star. It doesn't take much to put bacon in the spotlight, just of touch of sweet spice and some proper cooking. I like my bacon straight and stiff as a board, thick and crisp. For my tastes, there is no better purveyor of the porky strip than John O'Groats in LA. I base my cooking technique on their expert presentation, and it doesn't fail. 


  • 1 pound Bacon, thickly cut
  • 2 tablespoons Garam Masala
  • 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar


  1. Heat your oven to 475 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together both the Garam Masala and brown sugar.
  3. Dredge each bacon slice through the spice mixture, coating both sides liberally.
  4. Line a large roasting tray with the bacon slices, keeping them in one layer.
  5. Place a rack on top of the bacon slices, to keep them flat while they bake.
  6. Bake the bacon for 15-20 minutes, or until browned and crisp all around.
  7. Remove the bacon from the oven and, using a fork, take each slice out of the roasting tray while still hot and let it drain on a separate rack.