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Slowcooker Bacon Jam Jacket Potatoes
I first discovered bacon jam in the slowcooker about a year ago. Ever since, I’ve been whipping up batches and spreading it on practically everything. Back in my first few days using it, my husband wanted to have baked potatoes (or jackets, as they’re called here in the UK) for dinner. To give them a bit of a modern twist, we smothered them with this delicious and sweet but savory bacon jam. It was way better than bacon bits!
For the bacon jam
1/4 cup golden syrup
3/4 cup brewed coffee
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 pack (300g) bacon rashers, roughly diced
1 large onion
3 garlic cloves, crushed
salt and pepper
For the jacket potatoes:
For the bacon jam, cook the bacon over a medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until it is nicely caramelized. Depending on the type of pan you use, this can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
Remove the bacon from the pan and strain on paper towels.
Add the onions and garlic to the bacon pan and cook until soft, about five minutes. Add the brown sugar, coffee, syrup and vinegar. Bring to the boil while stirring and scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon. Add the bacon back in, stir and season.
Pour the contents of the saucepan into a slow cooker and cook on high uncovered until the liquid is nice and syrupy. It took me about 4 hours to achieve the desired consistency.
During the last hour and a half put the potatoes in the oven.
Once sticky and syrupy, spoon the mix into a food processor and leave to cool about five minutes. Pulse the mix so that it is coarsely chopped and allow to cool completely.
Serve with the baked potatoes and your favorite toppings.
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