I think you will like it. Went to a small party and the host was grilling hamburgers. He told me to try this topping. It did not look so good but I thought why not. So glad I did. I was not leaving without the recipe. LOL. I had never heard of it. Its called bacon jam. He said you can buy it in some stores but he makes his own He printed out the recipe for me. Here it is.
Things You'll Need:
1 pound bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large shallot, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons water
Cook the bacon in a saucepan over medium heat (slow and low) until most of the fat has been rendered. Remove bacon from the pan, allow to drain on paper towels.
Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and the chopped shallots. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until shallots are caramelized, about 30 minutes or so.
Add the bacon, balsamic, brown sugar, black pepper and water to the pan, stir to combine.
Simmer over medium low heat until the jam has thickened, about 20 minutes.
Add to a food processor and puree until desired level of smoothness (some people prefer the jam chunkier, others smoother). Store in the fridge until ready to use, heat slightly before serving.