Bacon Jam

prep time:20 min
cook time:2 hr 0 min
ready in:2 hr 20 min
British paleo crossfitter
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  • 1 large pack of bacon (cut up into semi-medium pieces)
  • 1 quarter of a large onion (finely chopped)
  • 3-4 garlic gloves (mashed)
  • Juice of two lemons
  • One tea spoon of cacao (or cocoa powder :D)
  • One small cup of strong coffee
  • 2 tea spoons of chili powder or one whole red chili
  • Half a tea spoon of cinnamon
  • Fry the bacon in a large pan until the fat starts to render. It should still be floppy (fnarr fnarr) after a few minutes. Drain off the bacon fat and leave that aside before adding everything else. Stir it well and add back a few table spoons of bacon fat to lubricate (fnar) the whole mess. Cover and keep on a low heat for 2 hours. You have to keep checking on it though every 10-15 minutes so the bottom of your pan doesn't burn. The smell, oh Lordy, the smell is so damn good.
  • After two hours of frantic, sweary, scraps-of-paper, almost-launching-the-jam-jar-through-the-window label making, stick the bacon mush into a food processor and blitz until its the consistency you like. If it dries up too quickly don't worry - add another tea spoon of bacon fat to the mix.
  • DONE! Now sit back and enjoy a table spoon of bacon jam smeared on....a....nice....slice....of....toast....oh. We're not allowed bread anymore are we?