Hot Dog Topping Recipe: Bacon Jam

A splash of vanilla bridges the gap between salty bacon, sweet brown sugar and hot, grassy dried chiles in this easy but masterfully balanced recipe.

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Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Chris Shepherd
Underbelly
Houston, Texas

A splash of vanilla bridges the gap between salty bacon, sweet brown sugar and hot, grassy dried chiles in this easy but masterfully balanced recipe. Get the recipe.

Photo by: Margaret Houston

Margaret Houston

From Chris Shepherd
Underbelly
Houston, Texas

Ingredients

Makes enough for 8-10 hot dogs.

  • 1 lb. bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 árbol chiles
  • Chopped jalapeno, to garnish (optional)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, to garnish (optional)

Preparation

Add chopped bacon to a saucepan over medium heat and cook until crisp. Strain off about half the fat. Add all other ingredients and reduce liquid by half. Remove chili and serve immediately, with chopped jalapeno and optional cheddar.

Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Chris Shepherd
Underbelly
Houston, Texas

A splash of vanilla bridges the gap between salty bacon, sweet brown sugar and hot, grassy dried chiles in this easy but masterfully balanced recipe.

Photo by: Margaret Houston

Margaret Houston

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