Food

Vegan Bourbon Bacon Jam {Recipe}

Sweet and savory worlds collide with this delicious bourbon bacon jam from The Herbivorous Butcher.

We’ve teamed up with Minnesota-based The Herbivorous Butcher to create a Bourbon Bacon Jam that you’ll want to spread on everything. We prefer to serve this scrumptious spread with crostini topped with The Herbivorous Butcher’s Camembert cheese, but eating it straight from the pot works just as well!

What You Need:

2 teaspoons olive oil
½ pound Herbivorous Butcher maple-glazed bacon, roughly chopped
¼ cup apple juice
¾ cup chopped white onion
2 large garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup bourbon
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt

What You Do:

1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add bacon, tossing to evenly coat with oil and crisping on both sides for approximately 5 minutes.

2. In a saucepan, warm apple juice over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar, and salt, and stir to combine. Add bacon, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and you are left with a sticky jam.

3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

Photo courtesy of Dustin Harder

More Food

Spinach-Mashed Potato Stuffed Mushrooms {Recipe}

We’re stuffing traditional mushroom appetizers with the ultimate comfort food—mashed potatoes!
Read More »

10 Edible Wildflowers Worth Picking This Summer

Enjoy the warm weather with a nice walk, and bring home an edible wildflower bouquet.
Read More »

Here's What Happens When a Newly Vegan Teen Goes to a Vegan Restaurant for the First Time ...

My cousin went vegan, so naturally I took her out to eat.
Read More »

Top 10 Vegan Cities in America: Los Angeles

What are people eating in our number one vegan city in America? Read on to find out ...
Read More »

Indian Raspberry-Rose Sundae {Recipe}

Fresh raspberries, delicate rosewater, and plant-based ice cream are the keys to an easy-to-make sundae.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »